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Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

Local Tobacco Prevention and Control Groups

Using federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health, the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch funds eight local coalitions who work in their communities to address the following goals:

  • Identifying and addressing tobacco-related health disparities among populations
  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, and
  • Providing resources for tobacco users who want to quit.

These programs have been funded since 1992, when North Carolina received a grant from the National Cancer Institute to participate in a 17-state project called ASSIST (American Stop Smoking Intervention Study). Although the study ended in 1999, some local coalitions continue using the name ASSIST because of name recognition in their communities.

Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch CDC Funded Coalitions

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Hi-Top ASSIST Coalition

Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain and Transylvania
Haywood County Health Department
Staff Lead: Traci Clark
2177 Asheville Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 452-6675
Cell: (828) 507-0670
Fax: (828) 452-6730

Buncombe ASSIST Coalition

Buncombe County Health Department: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation
Staff Lead: Sara Green
Coalition Coordinator
Project ASSIST Coalition
35 Woodfin Avenue, Suite C2408
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 250-5048
Fax: (828) 250-6146

Northwest Tobacco Prevention Coalition

Appalachian District Health Department
Counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, Caldwell, Watauga
Staff Lead: David Willard
126 Poplar Grove Connector
Boone, NC 28607
Phone: (828) 264-4995
Fax: (828) 264-4997

Mecklenburg ASSIST Coalition

Mecklenburg County Health Department
Staff Lead: Kim Bayha
Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: (704) 336-4660
Fax: (704) 432-0757

Guilford County ASSIST Coalition

Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition
Staff Lead: Mary Gillett
Tobacco Prevention Program
1203 Maple Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
Phone: (336) 641-6000
Fax: (336) 641-6971

Wake County ASSIST Coalition

Project Assist
Staff Lead: Michelle Mulvihill
568 East Lenoir St. Room 200
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 212-9292
Fax: (919) 856-2712

New Hanover/Brunswick/Pender Coalition

Smoke Free NHC
Staff Lead: TBA
2029 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 798-6658
Fax: (910) 798-4146

Pitt Regional ASSIST Coalition

Pitt County Health Department
Staff Lead: Moneka Midgette-Morris
Pitt County Health Department
Pitt County Office Park
201 Government Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: (252) 902-2330
Fax: (252) 413-1446