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Tobacco Use Among Youth: Publications & Resources

Basic Information

Youth Tobacco Prevention
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health 

Smoking and Tobacco Use
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health 

Smoking and Tobacco Use: Fact Sheets
CDC information on tobacco use, health effects, economic effects, tobacco products and marketing, smoking cessation, etc.

Vital Signs: Tobacco Use
CDC: Latest findings and action steps (for consumer audiences)

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease
Office of the Surgeon General

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Guidelines & Recommendations

Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction [pdf 228K]
CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health and Office on Smoking and Health

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007
CDC planning guide for states

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Tobacco Use Prevention: Programs & Resources

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Global movement of governmental and nongovernmental organizations working to reduce tobacco use

Youth Tobacco Prevention Resources
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

Resources for Teachers of Youth & Young Adults
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

Media Sharp
CDC toolkit to help youth evaluate media messages and make healthy choices

Tobacco-Free Sports Initiatives
CDC materials to help coaches, school administrators, and state and local health departments promote an active and tobacco-free lifestyle

Smoking and Tobacco Use: State and Community Resources for Effective Tobacco Control Programs
CDC’s repository of related resources for effective tobacco control

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Tobacco Use Cessation

Better Practices for Youth Tobacco Cessation:  Evidence of Review Panel [pdf 182K]
American Journal of Health Behavior article highlighting scientific basis for developing and selecting smoking cessation treatments for adolescents

How to Quit
Federal and nonfederal resources

Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide for Making Informed Decisions
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

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Policy

Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement—State and Community Interventions
CDC resource focusing on the role youth play in advancing policy as part of a comprehensive tobacco control program

Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Learn: A School Health Policy Guide: Chapter F: Policies to Prevent Tobacco Use [pdf 1.5M]
National State Boards of Education

Synar Amendment
Discusses implementation of the Synar Amendment, which requires states to have laws in place prohibiting the sale and distribution of tobacco products to persons under 18 and to enforce those laws effectively

School Health Resource Database
National School Boards Association database of sample policies, articles, and training tools that address issues facing local school districts, including tobacco use prevention

School Health Policy Database
National Association of State Boards of Education

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