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CAFE Iowa CAN is leading the charge to protect the health of all Iowans by advocating for effective tobacco control policies. Send an e-mail to to be added to our list of tobacco prevention advocates.


  • Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined.
  • 31.2 percent of high school students use tobacco
  • 12.5 % of middle school students use tobacco
  • 5,100 adults in Iowa will die prematurely from smoking
  • 55,000 Iowa kids alive today will die prematurely from smoking.
  • Over 9,000 casino workers are NOT protected from the health effects of secondhand smoke.
  • Each household spends $794 in state & federal taxes to pay for smoking-caused government expenditures.
  •  Annual health care cost in Iowa directly caused by smoking $1.28 billion.