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Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Annual Report FY2016

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Alaska Tobacco Quit Line: 888-842-7848 Alaska's Smokefree Workplace Law


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Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Phone: (907) 269-2020
Fax: (907) 269-5446
toba​cco@alaska.gov

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

Highlights

  • *AK Public Health Alert*
    Report Possible Cases of Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illness to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. pdfRead the alert> POSTED 08/28/19
  • Learn more about Alaska’s Smokefree Workplace Law at smokefree.alaska.gov
  • Flip through our 2018 Annual Report to read about the program’s recent successes and challenges.

2018 Annual Report - Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control 

  • Read community spotlights to learn about what communities around Alaska are doing to promote healthy, tobacco-free lives.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in Alaska. During each year, smoking alone is linked to an estimated 700 deaths and $575 million in health care costs in Alaska. About 2 out of 3 smokers want to quit but struggle to break the addiction.

The Tobacco Prevention and Control (TPC) Program mission is to coordinate and promote activities that help all Alaskans to live healthy and tobacco-free lives.

Our program:
  • Helps people quit tobacco by supporting free cessation services for all Alaskans
  • Improves tobacco cessation services by working with Tribal Health Organizations and health care providers
  • Educates the public on health harms of tobacco use and secondhand smoke
  • Supports community policies that create tobacco-free environments
  • Helps youth stay healthy by empowering them to avoid tobacco products
  • Collects and shares information about tobacco use in Alaska and health consequences for Alaskans




Individuals, communities and tribes can do the following:

Parents can talk to their kids about the harms of nicotine in tobacco products, including e-cigarettes like JUUL.

Tobacco users can contact Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line for FREE cessation services, including nicotine gum, lozenges and patches.

Smokers/vapers can follow Smokefree workplace laws and ordinances by smoking cigarettes/vaping outside and away from others.

Health care providers can go to www.akbriefintervention.org for free training on effective tobacco screening and referral.

Everyone can support tobacco-free public spaces and events.

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