Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Approximately 480,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to tobacco-related illnesses (CDC, 2014). In order to reduce the health and economic burden of tobacco use in Alabama, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) develops and implements statewide efforts to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco use and to monitor the use and control of tobacco in the state. ADPH also funds the Alabama Quitline, the telephone and website service to assist tobacco users in their efforts to quit. ISSR provides evaluation for the activities of the
Tobacco Use and Prevention Branch of ADPH, telephone surveys to assess tobacco use and attitudes toward tobacco use restrictions on a state and local level, and reports on the burden of tobacco use and return on investment for various tobacco programs.
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