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Tobacco Prevention and Control

Through the Tobacco Prevention and Control project, NACCHO aims to provide local health departments (LHDs) with resources to reduce the impact of tobacco in their communities and works collaboratively with partners to ensure the integration of national, state, and local tobacco control efforts. More »

In the Spotlight
Seasonal Opportunities to Promote Tobacco Cessation

The annual Great American Smokeout (GASO) occurs on November 20, 2014. Led by the American Cancer Society, communities all over the country will encourage smokers to set this date as a target to quit smoking. The end of the year also brings New Year Resolutions that include tobacco cessation. The time period of November through January is an opportunity for local health departments and community organizations to promote use of cessation services like quit lines, counseling programs, and medication therapies. Visit the following links to find resources to support GASO activities, communications and social media materials, and more information about tobacco prevention and control.

NACCHO resources:

American Cancer Society: Great American Smokeout 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Surgeon General's Office:

2014 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health and messaging materials

Upcoming Webinars

Archive: Smoke-Free Multiunit Housing

NACCHO and ASTHO co-hosted a webinar about smoke-free multiunit housing on December 16, 2014. You can view the archived webinar recording or slides online. 


Graphic - LHD policy work in tobacco (2013 Profile)