Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Iowa and the United States killing more than 5,100 Iowans and more than 480,000 Americans every year.
The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance (ITPA) is the only statewide non-profit organization in Iowa solely dedicated to reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. The organization is a coalition of individuals and organizations that have made the long-term commitment to put the common cause of tobacco prevention and control above the individual or group agenda.
Our mission is to provide sustained statewide leadership in the effort to save lives by reducing the social acceptance of tobacco and eliminating its use through advocacy and education.
Join ITPA in calling upon Hy-Vee to end the sale of tobacco products including e-cigarettes at any store that has a pharmacy or health clinic on its premises.
Click here to sign our online petition.
Iowa's Smokefree Air Act is one of the most cost-effective public health measures that money can buy. Unfortunately, this law fails to protect Iowa's casino workers.If you believe casino workers should not have to choose between good paying jobs and their health, take action here.
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Alecia tells us what it was like to work in smoke-filled casinos, exposure that eventually took her life in 2015.Click here to hear Alecia's story.