About Us

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death for Iowans, taking the lives of more than 4,400 adults each year. Estimated annual health care costs in Iowa directly related to tobacco use now total $1 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.

 

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