Evidence Based Guides for States
Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014 is an evidence-based guide to help states build and maintain effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. This document updates Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007. This updated edition describes an integrated approach to program development and provides recommended funding levels for effective state programs.
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- Alabama [PDF – 971 KB]
- Alaska [PDF – 683 KB]
- Arizona [PDF – 526 KB]
- Arkansas [PDF – 528 KB]
- California [PDF – 528 KB]
- Colorado [PDF – 633 KB]
- Connecticut [PDF – 527 KB]
- Delaware [PDF – 527 KB]
- District of Columbia [PDF – 633 KB]
- Florida [PDF – 633 KB]
- Georgia [PDF – 963 KB]
- Hawaii [PDF – 687 KB]
- Idaho [PDF – 527 KB]
- Illinois [PDF – 527 KB]
- Indiana [PDF – 527 KB]
- Iowa [PDF – 528 KB]
- Kansas [PDF – 689 KB]
- Kentucky [PDF – 527 KB]
- Louisiana [PDF – 527 KB]
- Maine [PDF – 527 KB]
- Maryland [PDF – 527 KB]
- Massachusetts [PDF – 699 KB]
- Michigan [PDF – 691 KB]
- Minnesota [PDF – 527 KB]
- Mississippi [PDF – 527 KB]
- Missouri [PDF – 694 KB]
- Montana [PDF – 527 KB]
- Nebraska [PDF – 527 KB]
- Nevada [PDF – 527 KB]
- New Hampshire [PDF – 694 KB]
- New Jersey [PDF – 695 KB]
- New Mexico [PDF – 980 KB]
- New York [PDF – 527 KB]
- North Carolina [PDF – 706 KB]
- North Dakota [PDF – 527 KB]
- Ohio [PDF – 527 KB]
- Oklahoma [PDF – 527 KB]
- Oregon [PDF – 527 KB]
- Pennsylvania [PDF – 527 KB]
- Rhode Island [PDF – 527 KB]
- South Carolina [PDF – 699 KB]
- South Dakota [PDF – 527 KB]
- Tennessee [PDF – 527 KB]
- Texas [PDF – 527 KB]
- Utah [PDF – 527 KB]
- Vermont [PDF – 710 KB]
- Virginia [PDF – 528 KB]
- Washington [PDF – 527 KB]
- West Virginia [PDF – 527 KB]
- Wisconsin [PDF – 527 KB]
- Wyoming [PDF – 527 KB]
- A. Funding Recommendation Formulations [PDF – 1.7 MB]
- B. Program and Policy Recommendations for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs [PDF – 1.0 MB]
- C. National Prevention Strategy Recommendations [PDF – 1.7 MB]
- D. Guidelines for Comprehensive Local Tobacco Control Programs [PDF – 1.1 MB]
- E. Data Sources [PDF – 1.3 MB]
- Overall Fact Sheet [PDF – 141 KB]
- State Funding Fact Sheet [PDF – 576 KB]
- Achieving Equity by Identifying and Eliminating Tobacco-Related Disparities Fact Sheet [PDF – 407 KB]
- State and Community Interventions Fact Sheet [PDF–211 KB] [PDF – 211 KB]
- Mass-Reach Health Communication Interventions Fact Sheet [PDF – 629 KB]
- Cessation Interventions Fact Sheet [PDF – 378 KB]
- Surveillance and Evaluation Fact Sheet [PDF – 191 KB]
- Infrastructure, Administration, and Management Fact Sheet [PDF – 118 KB]
This user guide provides insight to the concept of health systems change and how it is used to create efficient methods for increasing and promoting automatic referrals to cessation services, information on how to promote health systems change, improve insurance coverage for cessation treatment, and support state quitlines.
This user guide offers program staff and partners information on how to effectively develop and implement paid media, earned media, social media, and other types of communications methods and tools to support tobacco control efforts.
This user guide offers information on how to identify gaps in health equity and work toward achieving health equity in tobacco control when planning, implementing, and enforcing policies, programs, and interventions.
This user guide expands and updates the recommendations in the 2009 Coalitions user guide to equip tobacco control programs with exploring, developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and building coalitions to achieve commercial tobacco control goals.
This user guide provides guidance on how tobacco control programs may address challenges with programmatic infrastructure in order to maintain a salient and effective tobacco control program.
This User Guide is designed to help programs share information about what works to reduce commercial tobacco use and put new or improved tobacco control interventions into practice. After more than 50 years of research, we know what works to reduce commercial tobacco use. Yet evidence-based interventions are not reaching the people who need them most, and tobacco use still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Dissemination and implementation (D&I) strategies can help close the gap between research and practice by turning what we know into what we do.
This user guide emphasizes that the youth perspective is critical to tobacco prevention and control because most people start smoking cigarettes before age 18. Tobacco control programs have a need to understand how to meaningfully engage youth as a part of a comprehensive tobacco control program.
Read about the Tobacco Where You Live series and how it fits in with the Best Practices User Guides, and understand why a culturally focused approach is important to reduce commercial tobacco use disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Read about the Tobacco Where You Live series and how it fits in with the Best Practices User Guides. This Mapping Techniques supplement helps users create effective maps in six easy steps, learn how state programs have used maps to support tobacco prevention and control goals, and identify the best resources and tools to get started.
This Retail Strategies to Promote Health Equity supplement provides actionable guidance to prepare for retail work in communities and implement retail strategies equitably to achieve tobacco control goals.