Local policymakers face competing priorities for improving community health. Yet, no matter a community’s location, demographic makeup, or values, reducing tobacco use is one of the most impactful and cost-effective initiatives for improving the health and wellbeing of its residents. Educating local decisionmakers and the broader public about the hazards and costs of tobacco use, as well as effective strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use, is a first step toward creating an environment conducive to policy change.
From customizing health messages for specific geographic contexts, to framing values-based messages or countering misinformation, the following resources provide tools for presenting complex information in a compelling, relevant, and tailored manner to a variety of audiences.
Our tobacco control resources have been removed until further notice.