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Tobacco-Use Prevention Resources

Provides additional resources for tobacco-use prevention, intervention, and cessation.

California Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Program External link opens in new window or tab.
Program to reduce tobacco use through local health departments, statewide media campaign, and competitively-selected state, regional and community-based projects.

California Healthy Kids Survey External link opens in new window or tab.
A tool available to all local educational agencies (LEAs) to assist in the assessment of the health-related behavior of students in grades five, seven, nine, and eleven.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab.
Includes a comprehensive collection of health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, LEA staff and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs. Includes a listing of available trainings on selected topics.

California Smokers’ Helpline External link opens in new window or tab.
A telephone-based program that can help you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Smoking and Tobacco Use External link opens in new window or tab.
CDC's Office on Smoking and Health offers information related to smoking and tobacco use.

County Coordinators
Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities and Tobacco-Use Prevention Education County Coordinators.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
Provides resources regarding use of electronic cigarettes, electronic hookahs, and other vapor emitting devices, with or without nicotine content, that mimic the use of tobacco products.

Getting Results Part II (PDF)
California Action Guide to Tobacco Use Prevention Education presents research to support tobacco use prevention among young people.

Helping Young Smokers Quit External link opens in new window or tab.
A national program supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute.

Secondhand Smoke Parent Letter (English) (DOC)
Available Translations of Secondhand Smoke Parent Letter
Sample letter regarding the hazards of exposure to secondhand smoke.

Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (TEROC) External link opens in new window or tab.
Legislatively-mandated advisory committee charged with overseeing the use of Proposition 99 tobacco tax revenues for tobacco control and prevention education and for tobacco-related research. The Committee also publishes and periodically updates a state master plan for tobacco control and tobacco-related research, and makes recommendations to the State Legislature for improving Proposition 99-funded tobacco control and tobacco-related research efforts in California. The most recent Master Plan is Toward a Tobacco-Free California 2009-2011: Endangered Investment External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 11MB).

Tobacco-Related Disease and Research Program (TRDRP) External link opens in new window or tab.
University of California program to administer the Proposition 99 research fund regarding tobacco use and the causes and treatment of diseases related to tobacco use.

Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Annual Reports External link opens in new window or tab.
Information from local educational agencies reporting on their strategies that involve youth in advocating for a tobacco-free California and becoming tobacco-use prevention leaders.

Questions: John Lagomarsino | jlagomarsino@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-1540 
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