Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program (GTUPP)
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Use Program works to reduce disease, disability, and death related to tobacco use by addressing four goal areas:
- Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people;
- Promoting quitting among young people and adults;
- Eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS); and
- Identifying and eliminating the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.
The mission of the Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program is to reduce the use of tobacco and the burden it causes from related illness and disease in Georgia by coordinating strategies in tobacco use prevention and control, provide technical assistance and training on policy development, program interventions, communications strategies and serve as a resource center for tobacco issues.