California Tobacco Control Program Featured Websites

The California Tobacco Control Program, a world leader in tobacco-control efforts, is pleased to offer these websites to assist you in learning about our program and other tobacco control efforts. These websites contain programmatic, statistical and special research topics on all aspects of tobacco control, in California and beyond.
  • California Department of Public Health/California Tobacco Control Program Website
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) created this site to relay important public health information to the citizens of California. The Mission: CDPH is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California. Find tobacco control information within this site.
  • C-STATS(County and Statewide Archive of Tobacco Statistics)
    The County and Statewide Archive of Tobacco Statistics (C-STATS) website's mission is to provide access to a wide variety of tobacco control-related information and statistics, including evaluation resources for local projects, publications, and local information on a broad range of tobacco-related indicators, from behavioral measures to local policies. The website data can be viewed by a particular data type or by either county or statewide data. The data sources are from the U.S. Census Bureau; California Tobacco Survey (CTS); California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS); Cost of Smoking Report 1999; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) WONDER website; Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Database; and the California Smokers' Helpline.
  • California's Clean Air Project (CCAP)
    CCAP addresses secondhand smoke issues such as compliance with the California Smoke-Free Workplace Law, smoke-free outdoor areas, and new and emerging areas (e.g., smoke-free housing and smoke-free casinos). CCAP does this by providing technical assistance, educational materials, consultations, and trainings for: local projects, members of the hospitality and housing industries, policy makers, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. CCAP also maintains a web-based California Secondhand Smoke Policies Database, which provides links to local city and county ordinances, statewide laws, and selected voluntary policies that address secondhand smoke exposure. Contact: (916) 452-8065
  • California Smokers’ Helpline (CSH)
    Helping Californians kick the habit since 1992, the California Smokers' Helpline is a free telephone quit smoking program for California residents (1-800-NO-BUTTS). The Helpline provides direct cessation services to the public—in five different languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese). Other activities and services include research of new counseling protocols, and outreach to tobacco control and health care professionals looking for an effective referral resource for their clients and patients who want to quit smoking. The Helpline also has a youth cessation website at: http://nobutts.ucsd.edu Contact: (858) 300-1010
  • California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN)
    The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting youth and young adult tobacco prevention advocates and tobacco control agencies throughout California. Major statewide campaigns and projects include: 1.Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) Coalition; 2. Tobacco and Hollywood Campaign; 3.Tobacco Retail Licensing (TRL) Campaign; 4. Project UNIFORM. Contact: (916) 339-3424
  • The Center for Tobacco Cessation
    The Center for Tobacco Cessation, a project of the University of California, San Diego, provides training and technical assistance to help build local capacity for cessation. It helps CTCP-funded projects and other organizations (including those not currently funded by Prop. 99) to increase their skill and confidence to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and culturally appropriate strategies to increase tobacco cessation. Contact: (866) 610-C4TC
  • The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing (“The Center”)
    The Center serves as a state and local tobacco policy resource and provides technical assistance on achieving policy objectives using community organizing strategies. Resources offered by The Center include: Policy Briefs and Legislative Updates, educating legislators, campaign consultation and planning, facilitation of the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart, and local and regional trainings on such topics as “Assessing Your Political Environment” and “Coalition Recruitment”. Contact: (916) 442-4299
  • ChangeLab Solutions
    ChangeLab Solutions provides tobacco control advocates free legal technical assistance, research, and analysis. Through model ordinances and other materials, ChangeLab Solutions helps communities facilitate the enactment of legally sound, effective, and clear tobacco control laws. Focus areas include: effective enforcement, licensing, secondhand smoke, zoning tobacco retailers, limiting sponsorship, and self-service displays. ChangeLab Solutions provides technical assistance over the phone, via email, and through trainings. Their website provides full-text model policies, ordinances, fact sheets, and summary papers on the following topics: advertising, divestment, licensing, zoning, litigation, secondhand smoke, Master Settlement Agreement, and the California laws booklet, "Piecing It Together." Contact: (510) 302-3380.
  • Strategic Tobacco Retail Effort (STORE)
    A campaign that examines tobacco sales to minors in the retail environment.
  • Tobacco Control Evaluation Center (TCEC)
    The TC Evaluation Center provides evaluation-related resources, training and technical assistance to CTCP-funded projects on evaluation plans and other evaluation issues, and on the development of evaluation tools to help projects produce effective and useful evaluations for CTCP’s local programs throughout the state. The TC Evaluation Center also maintains a database of data collection instruments. Contact: (530) 297-4659.
  • TobaccofreeCA
    A place to learn more about eliminating tobacco from daily lives. This site is for people who want information on quitting or motivating others to quit. To help create a tobacco-free world, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)/California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) produces an aggressive, internationally recognized Tobacco Education Media Campaign. This anti-tobacco campaign educates Californians on the realities of smoking, addiction, secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco advertising and promotions. It does this by utilizing paid advertising and public service announcements (television, radio, billboards, transit, and print) with thought-provoking messages to effectively communicate the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, and to counter pro-tobacco messages throughout California’s ethnically diverse communities. In order to reach California’s diverse population, the Tobacco Education Media Campaign’s products and activities are conducted in several languages, including English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Japanese, and Hmong.
  • Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS)
    OTIS is an online database that CTCP-funded projects utilize to input their comprehensive tobacco control plan progress reports and cost reports. The system allows CTCP staff to review the plans, provide feedback and generate reports that assist with the evaluation of each funded agency.
  • Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) Online Sales Catalog
    The TECC sales catalog, which is featured online, as well as in print, maintains an extensive inventory of over 450 tobacco education products for distribution, including many low- and no-cost educational and professional resources.
  • California Office of the Attorney General
    This website provides access to the efforts of the Tobacco Litigation and Enforcement Section of the California Attorney General’s Office. The Section is involved with enforcing provisions of the Master Settlement Agreement between cigarette and smokeless tobacco companies, enforcement of some state tobacco control laws, and also provides a summary of enforcement actions.
  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
    Supporting the work of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids, this national website provides a wide variety of information about federal and state-specific tobacco control initiatives, tobacco industry marketing, and the Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette and smokeless tobacco manufacturers.
  • American Lung Association State and Legislated Action on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
    Home to the online version of State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI), which tracks, on an ongoing basis, state tobacco control laws, such as state restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces, and state tobacco taxes.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) Smoking & Health Resource Library
    CDC's searchable database includes scientific, medical, technical, policy, behavioral, legal, and historical literature related to smoking and tobacco use and its effect on health. It presents lengthy abstracts of articles from medical and professional journals, books and book chapters, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings and conference papers, government documents from federal, state, local, and foreign entities; fact sheets and policy documents from U.S. and international nonprofit organizations, and other documents. “New Citations,” added to the database in the last eight weeks, are also available. “New Citations” include recently published tobacco-related articles from peer-reviewed journals of behavioral, scientific, and medical literature.
  • Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Library
    The Truth Industry Tobacco Documents Library contains more than 8 million documents (43+ million pages) created by major tobacco companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities.
  • California Legislative Information (LegInfo)
    The official site for California legislative information, maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, pursuant to California law.
  • Smoke Free Movies
    The Smoke Free Movies project seeks to sharply reduce the United States film industry’s usefulness to the tobacco industry marketing of its products domestically and globally. Data is provided about the problem of smoking in the movies, a policy platform, and educational resources for advocates and parents.
  • Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE)
    The STAKE Act created a new statewide enforcement program to take regulating action against businesses that illegally sell tobacco to minors. Authority for enforcement and responsibility for implementation of the program was delegated to the Department of Public Health, Food & Drug Branch (FDB).
  • Tobacco.org
    A customized email news service and comprehensive website on tobacco and smoking research, resources, news, and current events. The daily news summaries service includes information on health/cessation, secondhand smoke, teen smoking, federal issues, settlements and lawsuits, tobacco industry documents, local/state and international news, agriculture, business, tobacco control, smuggling/crime, society, fires, opinion/editorials, and all stories from a specific state. The service can be easily customized for your areas of interest. Also features daily quotes, VCR Alerts, web links, a tobacco timeline, activism guide, and a searchable database of the current and archived news summaries.