At the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, our mission is to improve the quality of life for Delaware's citizens by promoting health, well-being, and healthy behaviors; fostering self-sufficiency; and protecting vulnerable populations.
Part of this mission includes preventing tobacco and e-cigarette use among Delaware youth. Through the Delaware Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, we work with community groups, schools, and anti-smoking organizations to reduce the number of people who start smoking or vaping. The program also includes this website, a telephone quitline, initiatives to prevent sales of tobacco products to minors, and materials that raise awareness of the risks of e-cigarettes .
The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s mission is to promote healthy behaviors, prevent injury and disease, and to ensure the safe delivery of quality health care for all people in Pennsylvania. As part of this mission, we have set out to implement a statewide comprehensive tobacco-use prevention program that includes a telephone quitline, efforts to counter tobacco marketing, surveillance of tobacco sales to minors, promotion of clinical-practice guidelines for assessment and treatment of tobacco addiction, and program evaluation.