Statewide Tobacco Treatment and Prevention
Annual Report: 2017-18 Grant Initiatives
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) is pleased to share the 2017-18 report of tobacco treatment and prevention grant initiatives. Tobacco use remains Maine's leading cause of preventable death and disease. The implementation of evidence-based strategies are critically needed to impact tobacco use and smoke exposure. This report highlights the efforts undertaken by CTI staff and subcontractors across the state of Maine to address tobacco use and exposure through education, prevention, policy, treatment and training initiatives.

The Statewide Report features an Executive Summary, initiative descriptions, tobacco use and exposure data and programming outcomes. The statewide report is accompanied by two programmatic success stories, information on youth use of e-cigarettes and Public Health District highlights.
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence (CTI) has been funded by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) since 2001 to implement the Statewide Tobacco Dependence Treatment Initiative, which includes operating the Maine Tobacco HelpLine. In 2016, CTI's efforts expanded to include prevention strategies when CTI was awarded the Maine Prevention Services - Tobacco Prevention Services grant.
Please direct questions about this report to Sarah Mayberry Rines, CTI Communications Manager, at or (207)662-5888.