Dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Ohio.

Tobacco Use

Objectives and Strategies

Objective: By 2030, decrease the percentage of Ohio adults age 18 years of age or older who report any current tobacco/nicotine use from 27.6% to 22.1%. (baseline: 2018 BRFSS).

Objective: By 2030, decrease the percentage of Ohio middle and high school youthwho use tobacco/nicotine by 20% from baseline (baseline: 2019 YRBS).

Objective: By 2030, expand Ohio’s Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law to include all grounds owned by the State of Ohio.

Objective: By 2030, increase the cigarette excise tax and tax on e-cigarette vaping taxes, improving Ohio’s ranking from 27th to at least 15th (baseline: The Tax Burden on Tobacco).

Objective: By 2030, decrease existing smoking disparities in Ohio adult populations by 20% from baseline.

Tobacco objectives in the OPCC Cancer Plan are supported through Tobacco Free Ohio Alliance (TFOA). For more information about TFOA click here.

We Always Welcome New Members

Together, we can achieve more. New members and fresh ideas are always welcome! OPCC will achieve far greater success than could be accomplished by individual organizations working alone.