Tobacco-Use Prevention and Control

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. NACCHO collaborates with national, federal, state, and local organizations to provide local health departments with the resources they need to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in their communities.

Check out the latest updates from our program in the NACCHO blog.

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  • Tools & Resources
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Youth E-cigarette Resources and The CDC’s Release of...

From the devastating deaths and illnesses as represented by the 2019 national...

Aug 17, 2020 | Melanie Ruhe

Youth E-cigarette Resources and The CDC’s Release of...

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  • Health & Disability
  • Infectious Disease
  • Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Best For You, Best For Baby: Five Tips for Preventing...

Expectant parents receive a barrage of messages on how to keep their babies...

Jan 13, 2020 | Michelle Shapiro

Best For You, Best For Baby: Five Tips for Preventing...

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  • Press Release
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Local Health Departments: Administration’s E-cigarette...

The Trump administration announced today a new e-cigarette enforcement policy...

Jan 02, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Local Health Departments: Administration’s E-cigarette...

  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

CDC Media Update: Lung Disease Associated with...

By Kim Rodgers, Communications Manager, NACCHO This story originally ran in...

Oct 04, 2019 | nacchovoice

CDC Media Update: Lung Disease Associated with...

  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

New truth Ads Now Available for Partners

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Jul 07, 2019 | Michelle Shapiro

New truth Ads Now Available for Partners

  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

El Paso County Public Health- Smoke-free Housing...

Residents of multi-unit housing are at a greater risk of being exposed to...

Apr 18, 2018 | Guest Author

El Paso County Public Health- Smoke-free Housing...

  • Tobacco-Use Prevention

Chicago Health Commissioner Describes How Community...

Interview by Ian Goldstein, Web and New Media Specialist, NACCHO NACCHO honored...

Aug 22, 2014 | Ian Goldstein

Chicago Health Commissioner Describes How Community...

Resources and support cover a range of issues, including tobacco cessation, prevention of youth initiation, secondhand smoke prevention, electronic smoking devices, and other emerging products, public smoking ordinances, tobacco retailer assessment and licensing, smoke-free housing, and more.

The following resources were developed by NACCHO alongside our partners.

Read the Latest Report: Tobacco Control Efforts in Rural US

Read the new report from rural LHDs- Tobacco Control Efforts in Rural America:Perspectives from LHDs

Read the Latest Report: Tobacco Control Efforts in Rural US

Community Health

NACCHO and The CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® Campaign

Learn how NACCHO is supporting local health departments to implement CDC’s Tips® Campaign.

Community Health

NACCHO and The CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers® Campaign

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Implementing CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers™ Campaign

Information on supporting, leveraging and expanding use of CDC's Tips from Former Smokers™ Campaign

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Implementing CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers™ Campaign

If you are searching for additional resources, try searching the NACCHO Toolbox, our library for local health department tools and toolkits. You can use the filters to search for tools related to tobacco.

Government entities

Non-profit organizations


Image (above) caption: This image depicted a test tube rack that had been stocked with examples of various electronic cigarettes, referred to as e-cigarettes, or e-cigs, and vaping pens. These items would undergo testing inside a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratory environment. (Credit: Lauren Bishop / CDC)

NACCHO regularly hosts tobacco prevention and control webinars to share best practices and the latest changes in policy around the country. Below please find recordings and additional resources from past events.

Tobacco Prevention and Control Efforts in Rural America

This webinar focuses on local health department successes and challenges.

Tobacco Prevention and Control Efforts in Rural America

Exploring the Use of EHRs to Support Tobacco Cessation

This webinar was hosted in collaboration with Million Hearts (2015).

Exploring the Use of EHRs to Support Tobacco Cessation

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Read the Latest Rural Tobacco Webinar-Reports from the Field

Tobacco in Rural America: Reports from the Field

Read Now

Read the Latest Rural Tobacco Webinar-Reports from the Field

Creating Tobacco-Free Colleges & Universities

This webinar follows projects that developed and enforced policies to help colleges and universities become smoke-free.

Creating Tobacco-Free Colleges & Universities

Creating and Enforcing Smoke-Free Multi-unit Housing (2014)

This webinar reviews projects that enforce smoke-free policies for multi-unit housing.

Creating and Enforcing Smoke-Free Multi-unit Housing (2014)

These recommendations are designed to help local decision-makers and health planners select and fund evidence-based interventions to reduce and prevent tobacco use, identify and eliminate health disparities related to tobacco use, and protect people from secondhand smoke.

Government entity

Non-profit organizations

The following policy statements show NACCHO's support for curbing tobacco use at the national level:

  • How Local Health Departments Can Support Smoke-Free Housing Policies
  • Tobacco Prevention
  • Local Tobacco and Vaping Control Regulations
  • Opposition to Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Regulations
  • Supporting Local Legislation to Ban Hookah Smoking

You can find all of the policies and examples of letters to Congress, on the policies page.

For more information regarding our tobacco-use prevention and control program and resources, email chronicdisease [at] naccho [dot] org or reach out to one of our program staff members below.

Community Health Program

Melanie Ruhe

Program Analyst

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Community Health Program

Stephanie Weiss

Senior Program Analyst, Chronic Disease

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