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Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Logo and Link Welcome to the North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch web site. Advocates and professionals will find information about evidence-based ways to reduce the toll of tobacco use on N.C. communities and to promote tobacco-free living. There is also information for anyone who is trying to quit using tobacco in the Quitting Tobacco section.

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in the United States and North Carolina. The good news is WE KNOW WHAT WORKS and we are making steady progress in North Carolina and the nation. We work on this complex public health problem by building support for proven strategies to:

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-2014 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking, 50th Anniversary: It’s been 50 years since the U.S. Surgeon General first announced that cancer and heart disease are caused by cigarette smoking. See more.

NEW!! Factoids from the Report

Smoke-Free Law Turns 4, and Business Has Never Been HealthierSmoke-Free Law Turns 4, and Business Has Never Been Healthier: CDC Foundation video shares benefits of N.C.’s smoke-free restaurants and bars law, as shared by three N.C. restaurant/bar owners. - North Carolina. Now serving smoke-free air.See for more information on North Carolina's Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law.

CDC's Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

Infographic: successes of the CDC’s Tips from Former Smokers Campaign (PDF, 4.7 MB). One of the campaign's cast members, Terrie Hall of Lexington, N.C., who first shared her story with N.C. teens, lost her fight against smoking-related cancer in September, 2013. Although she had lost her voice box to cancer, Terrie spoke out very loudly indeed to help others free themselves from tobacco addiction.

Local Government Toolkit

Local Government Smoke-Free Implementation Toolkit Smoke-Free Toolkit: Resource for Local Governments The state law (G.S. 130A-498 external link) went into effect January 2, 2010, giving local governments clear authority to further regulate smoking on local government grounds and in enclosed public places.