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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 ).
In Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends statewide programs that combine and coordinate community-based interventions that focus on the following areas.
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.
Indian Health Service Clinical Grand Rounds: Tobacco Prevention Control Update from The Community Guide (September 25, 2014)Developed by The Community Guide and hosted by the Indian Health Service
An Evidence-Based Approach to Montana's Health Landscape
Blueprint for Success in Reducing Tobacco Use
Community-Wide Effort to Make Florida Tobacco Free
Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the Groove
Healthy Schools Equal Healthy Kids
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
Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
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
Public Health Grand Rounds — Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017: the Million Hearts Initiative Hosted by CDC
Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback to Change Employees' Health [PDF - 307 kB]Developed by The Community Guide
CDC, Office on Smoking and Health
CDC Prevention Status Report – Tobacco Use
Surgeon General’s Reports on Smoking and Health
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