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Learning products and resources designed to help the public health community learn more about the harmful effects of tobacco use. In addition, it provides effective strategies for addressing this public health priority.

Tobacco Control Learning Products

(The) Basics of Tobacco Control (BOTC)—Pathway to Change

  • Provides a basic, comprehensive orientation to tobacco control with a self-directed online resource
  • Developed by the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium

Clearing the Air: Smoke-Free Policies, Politics, and Promoting Evidence-Based StrategiesContinuing Education

  • Addresses tobacco control research, policies and laws, and the role for public health practice
  • Comprises three presentations followed by a moderated discussion and Q & A
  • Presented by the Michigan Public Health Training Center and University of Michigan School of Public Health

Global Health Histories Seminar 50: Tobacco Control

  • Examines links between smoking and social disadvantage and consider the implications for tobacco control policy
  • Considers implications for tobacco control policy
  • Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Global Tobacco Control

  • Provides an introduction to the global public health problem of tobacco use
  • Developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

MMWR Weekly – August 26, 2011 Course Number: SS1741-08262011

  • Reviews three MMWR reports, including “State Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Policies Restricting Smoking, Advertising, and Youth Access—United States, 2000–2010”

Tobacco Control Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007

  • Help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use

Best Practices User Guide: Coalitions—State and Community Interventions

  • Provides methods for using coalitions as a part of a comprehensive program that can lead to important policy changes

Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement—State and Community Interventions

  • Focuses on the role youth play in advancing policy as part of a comprehensive tobacco control program

CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use Website

NEW! Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan

  • Provides public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators a workbook to develop an effective evaluation plan in the context of the planning process

Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report for 2007 and 2008 (July 2011)

  • Published regularly to report the amounts spent on cigarette tobacco advertising and promotion

Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2007 and 2008 (July 2011)

  • Reports the amounts spent on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion

Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) — Tobacco Use

Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Costs (SAMMEC)

  • Allows users to estimate the health and health-related economic consequences of smoking to adults and infants, edit data elements, and create and save custom data files
  • Edits, data elements, and creates and saves custom data files

Smoking & Health Resource Library

  • Contains abstracts of articles from medical and professional journals, books and book chapters, reports, government documents, and more

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

  • Allows users to view and capture data on behaviors, demographics, economics, the environment, funding, health consequences, costs, and legislation topic areas

Surgeon General’s Reports

  • Presents scientific findings concerning tobacco use and health and recommendations for future research; includes companion materials

NEW! Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Web Site

  • Dedicated to the Tips From Former Smokers campaign
  • Features actual stories of the former smokers who participated in the campaign; resources to help individuals quit smoking, including quitlines, educational materials, Web sites, and support groups
  • Includes campaign-specific resources, including disease/conditions overviews, buttons and badges, print ads from the campaign, and videos; a press room page; various social media channels being used to disseminate information about the campaign; and materials in Spanish

Tobacco 101 (version 3; updated March 2010)

  • Provides materials for conducting a 2-day training for public health practitioners who want the information and tools necessary to understand tobacco control programs and the strategies used to reduce tobacco use
  • Presents information and tools necessary to understand tobacco control programs, and strategies used to reduce tobacco use

Tobacco Atlas: Third Edition

  • Maps the history, documents the current situation, and predicts the future of the tobacco epidemic
  • Provides global tobacco statistics; prevalence of tobacco and health; costs associated with tobacco use; and how tobacco is traded, promoted, and marketed throughout the world
  • Provided by World Lung Foundation and American Cancer Society

Additional Tobacco Control Resources

A range of resources on the Spotlight topic relevant to specific audiences, or useful to the general public.

At A Glance: Tobacco Use

  • Offers a brief overview of CDC’s comprehensive approach to reducing tobacco use

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Provides answers to commonly asked tobacco-related questions, including links to appropriate resources

National Cancer Institute, Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB)

  • Offers research and resources including the tobacco control monograph series, fact sheets, and cessation resources

Overview of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

  • Provides a broad overview of this tobacco legislation

Smoking and Tobacco Use Podcasts

Resources for the General Public

  • Link to additional materials and tools found on CDC’s Smoking and Tobacco Use Website

Save Lives, Save Money: Make Your Business Smoke-Free

  • Download a brochure about exposure to secondhand smoke in the workplace and the benefits of a smoke-free workplace to employers

  • Provides resources and professional assistance to smokers who want to quit

NEW! Smokefree en Español

  • Provides resources and professional assistance in Spanish to smokers who want to quit

NEW! SmokefreeTeen

  • Developed for teens to understand the decisions they make—especially the decision to quit smoking—and how those decisions fit into their lives

NEW! SmokefreeWomen

  • Provides resources and professional assistance to female smokers who want to quit

NEW! Smoking & Tobacco Use

  • Provides campaign and informational videos from CDCStreamingHealth

The World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative: MPOWER

  • Summarizes key data and recommendations

Social Media

Stay connected to CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use website with social media tools

Maintained by: Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office

Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
  • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
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  • Page last updated: May 1, 2012
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