Tobacco Control Best Practices
Tobacco Control is a well-researched area with evidence-based initiatives and programs. This page provides links to resources that have been proven to reduce tobacco use at a population and individual level.
More than 174 countries have implemented the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which requires countries to protect their residents from harm caused by exposure to tobacco. The WHO FCTC created these guidelines on making smoke-free cities in order to close the gap between commitment by the countries and practice.
This CDC report is an evidence based guide that helps states and state leaders implement effective tobacco control programs; such as state and community interventions, mass media campaigns, and quitlines.
The NAAG Tobacco Project is dedicated to helping the Attorneys General of the signatory States interpret, implement, and enforce this agreement and is devoted to maintaining and strengthening the MSA and state regulation of the tobacco industry.
The National Association of Local Boards of Health designed this tool kit as a resource for boards of health to make informed decisions regarding their agency’s tobacco use prevention and control programs and policies.
Through the Tobacco Control and Prevention project, NACCHO collaborates with national, federal, state, and local organizations to provide local health departments (LHDs) with the resources needed to reduce the use of tobacco in their communities.
The purpose of this Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights document is to provide fair and sound language that clearly states the intent and specific points of smokefree policy, fosters clear implementation and enforcement, stands up to legal challenges, and achieves the health goal of protecting people from secondhand smoke.
The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) is dedicated to assisting national, state, regional and local tobacco control programs, coalitions, networks and other interested parties to promote CDC-recommended program and policy best practices.
The Tobacco Control Network is comprised of the tobacco control program managers and additional staff from each state, territory, and D.C. and the Network is focused on raising the primacy of tobacco control in all state health agencies and fostering collaboration and communication among state programs.
Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This strategic action plan proposes a comprehensive approach designed to mobilize HHS’s expertise and resources in support of proven, pragmatic, achievable interventions that can be aggressively implemented not only at the federal level, but also within states and communities.
The World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative released this best practices report highlighting Canadian tobacco product regulation. The Canadian tobacco regulatory regime has been identified as one of the best by TFI and the WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has compiled numerous fact sheets discussing tobacco control policies including taxes, smoke-free laws, prevention programs, marketing restrictions, and internet sales of tobacco.