Facts and Information

Tobacco Overview

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world.1 Tobacco killed one hundred million people in the 20th century – and if current trends continue, it will kill one billion people in the 21st century.2 More overview information.

Benefits of Tobacco Prevention and Control Efforts

Utah’s investment in a comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) is paying off. Since tobacco restitution funds were first allocated to the TPCP in 2000, Utah has seen impressive reductions in smoking. 

Reductions in smoking save the lives and money of Utahns. More benefits.

Fact Sheets

Accurate, timely information on tobacco products, cessation, health consequences and more. Fact sheets.

More Resources

Links to resources from other organizations working to reduce tobacco use, improve health and lower the health and economic costs associated with tobacco. Resources.

1. Centers For Disease Control. “Tobacco Use: Targeting The Nation’s Leading Killer.” 2011. Department of Health and Human Services. Accessed 31 August 2011 from
2. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. “Tobacco Overview.” Accessed 31 August 2011 from


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