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Ida "I made a plan this time."
Betty "Cigarettes aren’t controlling me anymore."
Katrina "With the patch, I didn’t have to quit smoking alone."
Ronaldo "Don’t wait until it’s too late to quit."
Kathleen "The money I saved by quitting smoking put me in the driver’s seat... of my brand new motorcycle."
Hillary "Quitting smoking is the best thing I did for myself."
Joanne "I am healthier now that I have quit. "
Anika "I promised my dad on his deathbed that I would quit. It took me 13 years, but I did it. "
Representative Cory Atkins "Since quitting, my life is better in 1,000 ways."

Data and reports

The new Surgeon General Report is finally here! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a groundbreakingn report in February 2014: The Health Consequences of Smoking —50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General.

The Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program’s Tobacco Automated Fact sheet Information (TAFI) is an online system that creates fact sheets about the impact of tobacco for every community in Massachusetts.

If you have questions about TAFI, please contact the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program.

Data sources for TAFI include:

For each statistic, the data source is cited on the last page of the fact sheet. New data sources and reports are continuously added to TAFI; fact sheets automatically display the latest available data.

To view reports on statewide tobacco use statistics, click here.

To view MTCP key metrics, click here.

For more public health data on Massachusetts communities, visit MassCHIP Instant Topics.

 

 

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