Community Tobacco Prevention
The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) is dedicated to assisting organizations in building and developing highly effective tobacco control programs. Whether your organization is national, state or community-based, TTAC can assist you.
TTAC provides individualized technical assistance and customized trainings to help our clients succeed in their tobacco control efforts. Browse TTAC's website to learn more about our products and tools and access an extensive pool of tobacco control resources.
The Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Web site aimed at providing additional information for community coalitions looking to implement the recommendations from the 2007 IOM report Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation. The site provides examples of organizations that have applied those recommendations to their unique circumstances, serving as a model for other communities ready to take action.
This new resource focuses on the critical role coalitions play in a comprehensive tobacco control program. According to Best Practices, communities need to work toward transforming the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of users and nonusers by changing the way tobacco is promoted, sold, and used.
The CDC guide will provide readers with information on the best practices for engaging youth as a part of a comprehensive tobacco control program. The youth perspective and voice is important, because the initiation of tobacco use most often occurs before age 18.Youth involvement can lead to important policy and social norm changes, and advance the fight against pro-tobacco influences.
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Workplace tobacco control efforts – including tobacco free policies and tobacco use treatment support – not only improve employee health, but also are highly cost-effective. Tobacco use has both direct and indirect costs. Smoking-related illnesses lead to substantial health care costs and tobacco use decreases employee productivity. Individuals who quit using tobacco experience significant health benefits and the organizations that they work for yield positive returns.
Guide to Community Prevention Services - Tobacco
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?
Browse through CDC's best resources to help you plan, implement and evaluate community health interventions and programs to address chronic disease and health disparities issues. You'll find links to hundreds of useful planning guides, evaluation frameworks, communication materials, behavioral and risk factor data, fact sheets, scientific articles, key reports and state and local program contacts.
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)
Website and technical assistance resources for state and local tobacco control programs
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) - Tobacco Prevention and Control
Smoke-free policy and program support for local health departments provided by NACCHO
Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs - 2007
CDC guide for tobacco prevention and reduction includes intervention strategies and recommendations for states