About Us - Program Information


The Tobacco Use Prevention Program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides resources and technical assistance to community coalitions for development, enhancement, and evaluation of state and local initiatives to prevent morbidity and mortality from tobacco use addiction. The Tobacco Use Prevention program focuses on four priority areas:

  1. Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people.
  2. Promoting quitting among young people and adults.
  3. Eliminating nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke.
  4. Identifying and eliminating the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.

Tobacco Use Prevention Program 2011 Overview (.pdf)