The Tobacco Control Program is 100% federally
funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National
State-Based Tobacco Control Programs Grant 1u58dp006009-01, the CDC PPHF 2014:
Tobacco Use Prevention - Public Health Approaches for Ensuring Quitline
Capacity Grant 5U58DP004057-02, and the Fund for a Healthy Nevada federal
grant*. The goal of a comprehensive tobacco control program is to reduce disease,
disability, and death related to tobacco use by:
- Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people
- Promoting quitting among young people and adults
- Eliminating nonsmoker's exposure to second hand smoke (SHS)
Identifying and eliminating the disparities
related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.
*During the 2019 Legislative Session, a senate bill (SB263) passed which gives funding attribution of $5 million for two years to address vaping and e-cigarettes among youth.