One of the Health Division's health-related programs is the Healthy Communities Tobacco
Awareness Program. The mission of the Healthy Communities Tobacco
Awareness Program is to reduce tobacco use in Massachusetts by 50% by
The Tobacco Awareness Program offers free technical assistance for work
site programs limiting smoking. It assists smokers to stop smoking and
sponsors public education to keep non-smokers from starting to smoke.
The staff consists of a Program Director, Health Educator and secretary.
The program assists in drafting Town tobacco regulations and conducts
compliance check surveys of vendors selling tobacco to minors. State
grant income is shared by the six-town consortium of Andover, North
Andover, Methuen, Middleton, Dracut and Topsfield.