Healthy Communities

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Tobacco Cessation video (You Tube)Mission:  To foster a tobacco-free society through the use of proven activities and partnerships among communities and the people of Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Health is leading the charge in tobacco control across the state of Arkansas.  The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation program, launched in 2001, is aimed at reducing the burden of tobacco use by Arkansans. This program is charged with developing and implementing a statewide and comprehensive tobacco education, prevention and cessation program. Each program component is developed and implemented based on evidence-based strategies outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Best Practices and Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, death, and disability. Tobacco kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined.


Healthcare Providers

For information regarding available trainings and educational materials, please visit the Stamp Out Smoking site for a list of healthcare providers.  


Health Equity

For a user guidge on how comprehensive tobacco control programs can work to achieve health equity
in tobacco prevention and control, click here.  




Strategic Plan to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use:  2014-2019
Progress Report:  2014 and 2015 | TPCP Program Infographic
Tobacco Data Deck 2017


Office Address Phone Fax

Tobacco Prevention and Cessation


4815 W. Markham Street, Slot 3
Little Rock, AR 72205






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