Ending tobacco addiction

NEW! Map of State Tobacco Prevention and Control Plans
With just a click on a map you can go to the websites of free-standing state tobacco control plans, or discrete tobacco control sections of larger health planning documents. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these plans or their programs by ASTHO, but are intended to merely serve as resources.


ASTHO provides support and resources to the states for the development of policies that encourage healthy environments and prevent  tobacco use by youths. We continually seek to serve as a resource to state health agencies, national and federal partners, and others on perspectives, capacities, challenges and opportunities to implement state-based tobacco prevention initiatives and provide national leadership in linking and aligning tobacco control with other chronic disease prevention issues.

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Resources


Nationwide Tobacco Laws


State Accomplishments

ASTHO's President, Dr. Judy Monroe, urges ASTHO members to use their positions to encourage smoking cessation

New York State Health Commissioner Urges Executives to Eliminate Smoking in Youth-Rated Movies

Wisconsin Increases Calls to Tobacco Quitline and Keeps Illegal Sales to Minors Low

Nebraska Enacts Comprehensive Smokefree Legislation

Publications and Other Resources

Joint Policy Action Steps for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

ASTHO, NACCHO, and NALBOH suggest these ten goals and numerous actions steps to help members reach the Healthy People 2010 tobacco use objectives.

Tobacco Legislation Highlights

The historic Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act amends the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unprecedented authority, to regulate the manufacturing, marketing and sale of tobacco products.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

Effective anti-smoking interventions compiled by a consortium of public health professionals.

Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation

Institute of Medicine report that reviews current policies and suggests a new framework for tobacco control.

Smoke-Free Policies: Establishing a Smoke-Free Ordinance to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Indoor Worksites and Public Places—An Action Guide

Partnership for Prevention developed this guide to help public health professionals maximize the beneficial impact of smoke-free laws.

Information on Bonus MSA Payments

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has developed a new fact sheet with state-specific information comparing 2007 funding to increased funding levels in 2008.

Bringing Everyone Along Resource Guide

The Tobacco Control Leadership Network developed this guide for health professionals to treat smokers with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Tobacco Control Network