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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.

Making Cities Smoke-Free

WHO World Health Organization iconMore 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.

National Association of Attorneys General Tobacco Project

National Association of Attorneys General 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.

Data on State and Local Smokefree Laws

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation This interactive map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides state and local level information on smoke-free laws, cigarette tax rates and total tobacco control spending.

Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Tool Kit

National Association of Local Boards of Health 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.

NACCHO Tobacco Prevention and Control

NACCHO Tobacco Prevention and Control 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.

Model Ordinance: 100% Smokefree Workplaces and Public Places

Model Ordinance 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.

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium 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.

Tobacco Control Network

Tobacco Control Network 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.

Tobacco Control Policies Factsheets

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids CTFK 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.