Ending the Tobacco Problem - Resources for Local Action
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Smoking Cessation Campaigns and Interventions


Anti-Smoking Ads in Movies

Smoking rates in films increased dramatically in the 1990s, and even though rates are declining again, youth exposure to smoking in movies remains high. Learn about one coalition’s campaign to control the depiction of smoking in movies.


Support for Community Coalition Action
The efforts of grassroots coalitions to organize citizens to influence local, state, and federal policy have been the basis for policy change to control tobacco. Read about a national public-private partnership that mobilized state action.


Youth-Oriented Anti-Smoking Campaigns

Media efforts such as anti-smoking ad campaigns have been launched in several states and by various organizations to reduce use of tobacco products. Ads that use personal stories are considered to be effective.


Health Care Providers Discouraging Smoking

One intervention designed to promote tobacco cessation in primary care practices was very effective in helping patients quit smoking. Discover what strategies were used to achieve success.


Smoking Cessation Programs
Research shows that the best way for people to quit smoking is through evidence-based smoking cessation technologies and programs. Quit lines are considered to be an effective type of cessation program.


Cessation Programs for Various Groups of Smokers
Smoking rates have always differed among groups in the population. One Colorado professor worked to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities among smokers with mental illness.