Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) considers the Comprehensive
Tobacco Control Program one of its highest priorities for this year and
for generations to come.
Our mission is simple: Decrease deaths, sickness and disability among New Jersey residents who use tobacco or are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.
To achieve success, DHSS has outlined five clear goals:
To meet the goals of the Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program, DHSS has developed six program areas:
Community Partnerships - Develops programs at the grassroots level that decrease the acceptability and initiation of tobacco use by youth and young adults, and increase the number of tobacco users who initiate treatment.
The Youth Program - Coordinates the efforts of anti-tobacco youth groups throughout New Jersey to prevent tobacco use by youth and young adults.
Treatment - Funds three different ways to help smokers quit smoking an end their nicotine addiction.
Enforcement - Promotes New Jersey's Tobacco Age of Sale laws to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and stop the sale of tobacco products to minors.
Measurement and Evaluation - Oversees development of baseline data and research to measure the effectiveness of New Jersey's CTCP.
Marketing and Communications - Oversees creative development and execution of advertising and public awareness campaigns promoting DHSS's tobacco control programs.