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


Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The total economic cost of smoking is more than $300 billion a year, including direct medical care for adults and lost productivity (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
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Recommended (strong evidence) Completed August 2014
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed November 2012
Recommended (strong evidence) Completed August 2012


Summary Table

This summary of CPSTF findings to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources


Indian Health Service Clinical Grand Rounds: Tobacco Prevention Control Update from The Community Guide External Web Site Icon (September 25, 2014)
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