Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Every year more than 8,000 Kentuckians die of illnesses caused by smoking.
The Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program mission is to reduce the number of preventable and premature deaths caused by tobacco. We do this by encouraging youth and others not to start using tobacco products and providing Kentuckians free resources to help them quit smoking, vaping and using other tobacco products.
The Kentucky Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program receives funds from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. These funds along with grant from CDC make it possible for Kentucky Department for Public Health staff to provide technical support, training and funding to local health departments working with KDPH to achieve specific goals.