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.