Tobacco Prevention and Control
BPHC’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program aims to decrease the impact of smoking and vaping on the health of Boston residents and visitors. We work across Boston’s neighborhoods to protect and educate on the harmful effects of smoking and vaping.
Through organization and community collaboration, and regulatory efforts, our work has helped:
- Protect workers by making work environments free of smoking and vaping
- Hundreds of Boston residents to quit smoking
- Restrict the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine to prevent youth from starting tobacco use
- The prohibition of the sale of tobacco and nicotine products in pharmacies and educational institutions
Questions about our work? Want to learn more?
Learn more about the laws regarding selling and using tobacco and nicotine products.
Programs and Initiatives
The only protection from the dangerous effects of cigarette smoke and vaping is to live a smoke-free and vape-free life.
Don't Burn It Youth Campaign
The Boston Public Health Commission works with local schools, universities and community organizations to help keep Big Tobacco from targeting Boston teens.
Smoke-free housing benefits everyone with clean air and safer homes.