The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Community Guide


The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide)external icon is a resource to help you select interventions to improve health and prevent disease in your state, community, community organization, business, healthcare organization, or school. To promote tobacco use prevention and control, the Community Guide addresses the effectiveness of community-based interventions for four strategies—


  1. Preventing initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults,
  2. Promoting quitting among adults and youth,
  3. Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and
  4. Identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities among population groups.

Visit The Community Guide’s Tobacco pageexternal icon to find tobacco-related presentations and promotional materials, as well as a collection of evidence-based findings of The Community Preventive Services Task Forceexternal icon, an independent panel of public health and prevention experts.