About Us

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death for Iowans, taking the lives of more than 5,100 adults each year. Estimated annual health care costs in Iowa directly related to tobacco use now total $1.285 billion. Smoke free and tobacco free environments play an important role in protecting Iowans from tobacco caused illnesses.

The Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control and local tobacco control programs work to reduce tobacco use and the toll of tobacco-caused disease and death by preventing youth from starting, helping adults and youth to quit, and preventing exposure to secondhand smoke.


Disclaimer: Smoke Free Homes, a program of the Iowa Department of Public Health, provides smoke free rental property listings on the Smoke Free Homes Registry as a public service. Smoke Free Homes cannot guarantee their accuracy or reliability and accepts no liability for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. Renters are advised to thoroughly review the no smoking policy language, ask the property manager questions about the policy and its enforcement, and to inspect the property and to talk to current residents before signing any contract.

Revised: 1/3/2022