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Tobacco Use Control Project

Tobacco Use Control Project

The Virginia Department of Health, Tobacco Use Control Project's mission is to provide comprehensive tobacco use control, which empowers Virginia citizens to become full participants in healthy lifestyle choices. Funding for this project is provided through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health. TUCP provides training, information, materials and other mechanisms to support the implementation of policies to help Virginians choose and maintain tobacco-free lifestyles.



What is Quit Now Virginia?

Quit Now Virginia provides free information and coaching by telephone or online to residents who want to quit smoking or using tobacco. The counseling offered by the specially trained Quit Coaches, combined with medication prescribed by healthcare providers, give the patient the best chance of quitting successfully.


CDC National Tips Campaign

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a national tobacco education campaign called Tips From Former Smokers. This campaign features a variety of people, many of whom started smoking in their early teens, who are suffering from tobacco-related illnesses. By showing people whose lives have been tremendously impacted by the damage caused by smoking, CDC hopes to encourage smokers to quit and young people not to start and to strongly discourage smoking around children.

For more information on the campaign click here.


Last Updated: 05-28-2015

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