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BPHC's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program aims to curb the impact that smoking has on the health of both non-smokers and smokers.  The program works with city agencies and other partners to protect Boston residents, workers, students, and youth from the harmful effects of tobacco smoke.  ​Our work ensures that all who live, work, study, and play in Boston have cleaner air to breathe by limiting the use of and exposure to tobacco products where people spend the most time.  The program also aims to prevent youth smoking and links community members to resources for quitting smoking.


Through regulatory efforts, collaboration with other city agencies, community residents, advocacy organizations, health care organizations, and higher education institutions our work has helped Boston: 

Protect workers by making work environments smoke-free.

Protect teens and young adults from initiating tobacco use by regulating and enforcing regulations regarding:

  • the sale of tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, blunt wraps, and flavored tobacco
  • the pricing and packaging of cigars
  • the prohibition of tobacco including nicotine-delivery product sales at educational institutions

Become a trendsetter among U.S. cities in smoke-free regulations and organizational policies by being the:

  • 1st city to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at college campuses and other institutions of higher education
  • 2nd city to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies and other healthcare institutions

​If you have any questions or need language translation assistance, please contact the Boston Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at or 617-534-4718​
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: