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Overview of Comprehensive Tobacco Control Strategies for Local Health Departments


This issue brief discusses the five components of a comprehensive tobacco control program and provides examples of how local health departments (LHDs) have practiced effective tobacco control strategies. The brief describes each of the five components in detail (community interventions; health communication interventions; cessation interventions; program administration and management; and surveillance and evaluation) and illustrates them with an LHD success story.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Tobacco


Institutional Author:

National Association of County and City Health Officials





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