Tobacco Control Programs

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Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) helps states and communities implement tobacco control programs by featuring national and local campaigns and events, linking to state and community resources, producing guidelines, and compiling data.

National Tobacco Control Program

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) created the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) in 1999 to encourage coordinated, national efforts to reduce tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The program provides funding and technical support to state and territorial health departments. NTCP funds.

  • All 50 states
  • The District of Columbia
  • Eight U.S. territories/jurisdictions
  • Eight national networks
  • Twelve tribal support organizations

NTCP-funded programs are working to achieve the objectives outlined in OSH’s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs.

NTCP Goals
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Promote quitting among adults and youth
  • Prevent initiation among youth and young adults
  • Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities
NTCP Strategies
  • State and Community Interventions
  • Mass-Reach Health Communication Interventions
  • Tobacco Use and Dependence Treatment Interventions
  • Surveillance and evaluation
Tobacco Control Map
Program Development Resources
Surveillance and Evaluation Resources
Guidelines and Resources
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Smoking and Tobacco Use Features

Collected feature articles on Smoking and Tobacco Use on Smoking and Tobacco Use topics. Features each year coincide with CDC initiatives, annual events like Back-to-School and New Year’s, and observances like World No Tobacco Day. Articles include stories from the award-winning Tips From Former Smokers® campaign as well as resources to help readers successfully quit smoking.