Guidelines and Resources for Tobacco Control Programs

Program Development
CDC's Guiding Principles for Public-Private Partnerships
Cessation
Data and Statistics
  • State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System: This interactive application has current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control. Find STATE highlights, custom reports, interactive maps, fact sheets, and more.
  • Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Costs (SAMMEC): This tool calculates annual state and national-level smoking-attributable deaths and years of potential life lost for adults and infants in the United States. It also tracks smoking-attributable expenditures (SAEs), which are excess health care expenditures attributed to cigarette smoking by type of service among adults ages 19 years of age and older.
  • Question Inventory on Tobacco (QIT): The QIT is a tool that compiles more than 7,000 historical tobacco-related survey questions from various state, national and international surveys.
  • Cancer Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figuresexternal icon: Facts and figures on tobacco use and tobacco control programs are included in this resource from the American Cancer Society. The regularly updated Facts & Figures publications present the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment.
Evaluation Guidelines

Key Outcome Indicators: Identifying and Eliminating Tobacco Related Disparities: This collection of measurement indicators can be used by state and territorial commercial tobacco control programs in their evaluation of efforts to reduce tobacco-related health disparities.

Introduction to Process Evaluation in Tobacco Use Prevention and Control [archived]: This guide defines process evaluations and describes the rationale, benefits, key data collection components, and program evaluation management procedures for tobacco use prevention and control programs.

Preventing Initiation of Tobacco Use: Outcome Indicators for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs – 2014: An updated guide that provides information on 62 preventing initiation outcome indicators to assist with program planning and evaluation. This guide should be used in combination with outcome indicators from the 2005 publication that address eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke and promoting quitting among adults and young people.

Promoting Quitting Among Adults and Young People: Outcome Indicators for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs – 2015: An updated guide that provides information on 46 promoting quitting outcome indicators to assist with program planning and evaluation. This guide should be used in combination with outcome indicators from the 2005 publication that address eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.

Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: Outcome Indicators for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: An updated guide that provides information on 38 secondhand smoke outcome indicators to assist with program planning and evaluation. This guide also provides a revised logic model and set of outcome indicators for Goal Area 2 of the National Tobacco Control Program-Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke.

Conducting Quitline Evaluations: A Workbook for Tobacco Control Professionals: This workbook and worksheets is designed to help facilitate the development of a quitline evaluation plan.

Developing an Effective Evaluation Plan: This workbook is designed to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop an effective evaluation plan in the context of the planning process.

Developing an Effective Evaluation Report: This workbook is designed to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop an effective evaluation report using the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health.

Evaluation Toolkit for Smoke-Free Policies [archived]: This toolkit provides approaches to evaluating the effects of state policies and laws that restrict smoking in workplaces and public places. It also will help state and local tobacco control programs select the specific studies that are best suited to their needs and resources. The toolkit provides general information on how to design and conduct each study.

Surveillance and Evaluation Data Resources for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: This booklet is an at-a-glance compilation of surveillance and evaluation resources for comprehensive tobacco control programs. It is meant to be used by program managers and evaluators in planning and evaluating tobacco control programs.

Tobacco 21: Policy Evaluation For Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: A guide to help state, local, territorial, and tribal health departments plan and implement evaluation of the federal law to raise the minimum legal sales age (MLSA) for tobacco products to 21 years.

Key Outcome Indicators: A guide that provides information on 120 key outcome indicators for evaluation of statewide comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs. Detailed information is provided for each indicator, including indicator definition, example data sources and measures, and graphic depictions of expert panel ratings across various criteria, such as overall quality and resource utilization.

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – Goal Area 1: Preventing Initiation of Tobacco Use Among Young People
  • Chapter 3 – Goal Area 2: Eliminating Nonsmokers’ Exposure to Secondhand Smoke
  • Chapter 4 – Goal Area 3: Promoting Quitting Among Adults and Young People
  • Chapter 5 – Future Directions
  • Appendices and Glossary