Tobacco Prevention and Control:

CDC's Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs - 2014

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.

Helping people quit

Youth tobacco prevention

Sales Restrictions

Public Health Law Center Resources
Information and publications related to common tobacco advertising and retail marketing issues, and related law and public health obstacles and options

Synar Amendment

Minnesota Synar Report - FFY 2013 (PDF: 1,005KB/41 pages)
Mandated annual documentation of retailer compliance restricting tobacco access to minors

Youth Initiation

Tobacco's Hidden Influence on Our Kids [15-minute video]
Describes the role of tobacco advertising in the industry's marketing plans
(Contact the Alcohol & Tobacco Prevention and Control program for a copy ot the video at

CDC Resources
  • Resources and materials, such as videos, tip sheets, and posters, to help anyone interested in teaching children, adolescents, teens, and young adults teens

Community tobacco prevention

  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO): Tobacco Prevention and Control
  • Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)
    Individualized technical assistance and customized trainings
  • Guide to Community Prevention Services - Tobacco
    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?
CDC Resources
Updated Monday, January 05, 2015 at 12:13PM