The North Shore Tobacco Control Program strives to change community and social norms regarding the use of tobacco products by supporting proven public health efforts and initiatives to reduce the use of tobacco. This is accomplished by raising public awareness about tobacco issues, such as youth access and secondhand smoke, through prevention, intervention, policies and enforcement initiatives.
The program is funded through the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program (MTCP) of the Department of Public Health and is part of Smoke Free Solutions North, the MTCP Community Mobilization Network. MTCP was created through a statewide referendum in 1992, which placed a 25-cent per pack tax on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. For more information, contact: Joyce Redford, Program Director, at (781) 477-0432.