Tobacco control policies and programs

In addition to taxing and raising the price of tobacco products, other policies and programs have helped reduce tobacco use and protect people from exposure to secondhand smoke. A growing number of U.S. cities, counties, and states now require workplaces and public spaces to be smoke free. There also is a global movement to implement smoke-free policies. More than 20 countries, including Turkey, Uruguay, France, and Thailand have enacted strong smoke-free laws. Providing cessation or “quit” programs and regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products by banning deceptive cigarette labels, prohibiting advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, and requiring large, graphic health warning labels also have also proven to be effective.

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Find out about programs that are designed to help people quit using tobacco.

Comprehensive programs

See how communities combine interventions including smoke-free laws, social marketing campaigns, and cessation support to develop multi-faceted efforts to reduce tobacco use.

Information interventions

Explore social marketing campaigns, health warning labels, and other efforts to raise awareness about the health and economic consequences of tobacco use.

Marketing bans

Explore policies that limit how tobacco companies can promote their products.

Smoke-free policies

Learn more about policies that prohibit smoking in certain places, like in or near buildings, restaurants, bars and/or other public spaces.

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