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Office on Smoking and Health

The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC

OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.

OSH accomplishes these goals by

  • expanding the science base of tobacco control.
  • building capacity to conduct tobacco control programs.
  • communicating information to constituents and the public.
  • facilitating concerted action with and among partners.

To learn more about the Office on Smoking and Health and its efforts and plans, we encourage you to read the following At-A-Glance summary: Targeting Tobacco Use:
The Nation's Leading Cause of Death


For a list of services and resources provided by OSH, NCCDPHP, and CDC, click on the link below. Office on Smoking and Health Information Resources


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