About Us

Number of New Hampshire

Quitters To Date!

New Hampshire’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Program (TPCP) implements tobacco control strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices. These strategies include state and community interventions, health communication interventions, cessation interventions, surveillance and evaluation and administrative and management infrastructure.

New Hampshire’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Program goals are to:

  • Prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people
  • Eliminate non-smokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Promote smoking cessation among adults and young people
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities

TPCP’s program is solely funded by CDC/Office on Smoking and Health.

TPCP is a program of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services.

NH Success Rates

At the NH Tobacco Helpline, 95.9% of quitters surveyed in July 2010, were satisfied at some level (completely, mostly or somewhat), with the quit process and counseling they received.

28% of those surveyed are currently NOT smoking at all! Congratulations to them!

(National successful quit rates are about 6%. The average person makes 7 – 10, or more quit attempts before being completely quit—it’s all part of the process of quitting smoking and learning new behavior.)