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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

  • Population-based community interventions
  • Counter-marketing
  • Program policy/regulation
  • Surveillance and evaluation

Tobacco Control Map