Tobacco Control Program
To protect and promote health, prevent chronic disease and death among all Rhode Islanders using a comprehensive approach to reduce tobacco initiation, use, and exposure to second-hand smoke.
What we do
Promote availability of Quitline services through media, including use of the localized CDC Tips from Former Smokers campaign.
Developed partnership with Tobacco Free Rhode Island, a statewide network of organizations and individuals working to reduce tobacco use, provide technical assistance to community partners to educate and inform local communities about the public health benefits of local tobacco control policies (e.g., local smoke-free/tobacco-free air, tobacco retail licenses).
Recruit new health care providers to make referrals to Quitworks to help their patients quit.
Outreach to private, affordable, multi-unit housing companies and Public Housing Authorities, providing group technical assistance about implementing and enforcing smoke-free policies.