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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 

Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs

Description of Resource: 
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive tobacco control programs to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Evidence indicates these programs reduce the prevalence of tobacco use among adults and young people, reduce tobacco product consumption, increase quitting, and contribute to reductions in tobacco-related diseases and deaths. Economic evidence indicates that comprehensive tobacco control programs are cost-effective, and savings from averted healthcare costs exceed intervention costs. Comprehensive tobacco control programs are coordinated efforts to implement population-level interventions to reduce appeal and acceptability of tobacco use, increase tobacco use cessation, reduce secondhand smoke exposure, and prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people. Programs combine and integrate evidence-based educational, clinical, regulatory, economic, and social strategies at local, state, or national levels.

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Developed By: 
Community Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Tobacco Use
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
The Community Guide [Internet]. Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. c2014– [cited 2017 Feb 16]. Available from: