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 DiseaseExternal
Office of the Surgeon General

Guidelines & Recommendations

Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction Cdc-pdf[PDF – 228 KB]
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 KidsExternal
Global movement of governmental and nongovernmental organizations working to reduce tobacco use

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

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

Tobacco Use Cessation

Better Practices for Youth Tobacco Cessation:  Evidence of Review Panel Cdc-pdf[PDF – 182 KB]External
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


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

Synar AmendmentExternal
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 Policy DatabaseExternal
National Association of State Boards of Education

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