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.
  • 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)
    is dedicated to supporting youth and young adult tobacco prevention advocates and tobacco control agencies throughout California. It offers technical assistance, trainings, and resources related to youth tobacco issues, youth advocacy skills, and youth and adult partnerships. Technical assistance and training services include one-on-one support, staff and/or coalition trainings, assistance with developing policy campaigns, assistance with developing tobacco related social media campaigns, support for drafting tobacco-free policies, and presentation and materials development. . Contact: (916) 339-3424
  • The Center for Tobacco Cessation
    at the University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center is the training and technical assistance arm of the California Smokers’ Helpline. It provides training and technical assistance to organizations statewide to increase their capacity in tobacco cessation efforts. Their services include information and resources, technical assistance, and online and in-person trainings on topics including development of a comprehensive cessation strategy, evidence-based behavioral treatments, tobacco cessation in special populations, promotional approaches to increasing cessation, evaluation of cessation programs, and more. Contact: (866) 610-C4TC
  • The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing (“The Center”)
    is a project of the American Lung Association in California and serves as a state and local tobacco policy resource. It provides policy and organizing technical assistance to communities working to adopt tobacco control policies by using community organizing strategies. The resources offered by The Center include providing legislative updates on key tobacco control bills, tobacco industry campaign contributions, and emerging local issues; assistance to develop and maintain relationships with legislators at the Capitol and in their district offices; campaign consultation and planning assistance; local advocacy trainings, including the completion of the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart; and training and technical assistance with assessing the local political environment and coalition member recruitment. Contact: (916) 442-4299
  • ChangeLab Solutions
    provides community-based solutions to maximize health outcomes for all, especially for communities with the fewest resources. Through their expertise in law and policy, they provide free technical assistance, research, training, and analysis to help communities pass legally sound and effective tobacco control laws. Services include individualized capacity building assistance, training on tobacco control laws and policies, and the development of model tobacco control policies and educational materials on a variety of tobacco control topics. They offer legal technical assistance during the entire process of policy development and adoption, and help jurisdictions develop strategies and tools to enforce tobacco control policies. Contact: (510) 302-3380.
  • Tobacco Control Evaluation Center (TCEC)
    at UC Davis is the statewide evaluation technical assistance provider for California’s tobacco control programs. They offer individual technical assistance to design evaluation plans, how-to documents and videos, and a searchable collection of data collection instruments. TCEC can also provide in-person or webinar trainings on specific evaluation tasks such as sampling or writing a final evaluation report, and they develop and disseminate a variety of tip sheets on evaluation-related topics including writing interview questions, using qualitative data collection methods, and selecting data collection methods. 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.
  • 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.
  • CDC Smoking & Tobacco Use – Data and Statistics
    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.
  • THE LOOP
    at University of California, San Francisco is a centralized, one-stop resource that helps CTCP funded projects strengthen their capacity to connect, communicate, and collaborate with their local communities, especially those disproportionately burdened by tobacco. These priority populations include African Americans, Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian and Alaska Natives, and Gender and Sexual Minorities. The LOOP offer webinar trainings, in-person trainings, and individualized technical assistance.
  • 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.