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Table tent reads "Please refrain from smoking" to represent Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure


Tobacco use is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths each year and is the largest cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the United States (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

In Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs External Web Site Icon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends statewide programs that combine and coordinate community-based interventions that focus on the following areas.

  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
Task Force Findings


Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Blueprint for Success in Reducing Tobacco Use

Community-Wide Effort to Make Florida Tobacco Free

An Evidence-Based Approach to Montana's Health Landscape

Investing in Worksite Wellness for Employees

Planning a Strategy: Changing the Way a County Health Department Addresses Health Conditions

Putting the Community Guide to Work at Workplaces: Partnering to Reach Employers

One Pagers

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs pdf icon [PDF - 634 kB]

Slides and Presentations

Public Health Grand Rounds — Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017: the Million Hearts Initiative External Web Site Icon
Hosted by CDC

Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback to Change Employees' Health pdf icon [PDF - 307 kB]
Developed by The Community Guide

Community Guide News

Developed by The Community Guide in collaboration with CDC's Office on Smoking and Health

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs Reduce Tobacco Use

Quitlines, Lower Treatment Cost, and Mass Communication Help People Stop Tobacco Use

Task Force Says Smoke-Free Policies and Higher Tobacco Product Price Each Reduce Tobacco Use


September 25, 2014 – Indian Health Service Clinical Grand Rounds: Tobacco Prevention Control Update from The Community Guide External Web Site Icon
Developed by The Community Guide and hosted by the Indian Health Service

What Works – Fact Sheets

What Works Fact Sheet: Tobacco Use pdf icon [PDF - 898 kB]

Community Guide Flyer

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]


The Community Guide in Action

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