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Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

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National Partners

  • The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health offers statistics, a link to the Surgeon Generals’ Reports on smoking issues, and information on quitting and making your place of business smoke-free.
  • Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights is dedicated to reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. Their site feathers regularly updated maps of smoke-free communities and a great deal of information on secondhand smoke.
  • The American Legacy Foundation is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Funded by Master Settlement Agreement Funds they sponsor the truth campaign and other tobacco prevention and cessation programs and campaigns.
  • The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a major advocacy organization aimed at reducing tobacco use among kids and adults. The site has statistics, reports and news on tobacco control issues.
  • The Learning Center-Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium is the place where you can hone your tobacco control. The modules contained in the Learning Center will help you make positive changes in your community’s environment.
  • Not On Tobacco (N-O-T): N-O-T is the American Lung Association's voluntary program designed to help teens stop smoking, live healthier and improve their life management skills.
  • The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium is America’s award-winning legal network for tobacco control policy. Drawing on experts in its eight affiliated legal centers, the Consortium works to assist communities with tobacco law-related issues.
  • Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California: A non-profit organization, with a mandate from the State of California to make tobacco education materials available at very low cost or, sometimes,  free, to other agencies throughout the United States. The information presented in their material is developed by public health and education professionals.
  • Tobacco Free Press: The Tobacco Control Network's Newsletter: The Tobacco Free Press is the monthly newsletter of the Tobacco Control Network. This publication is sponsored in partnership with the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC), the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), and the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. You can receive the newsletter directly by sending them an email.

North Carolina Partners

Quitting Resources

Also see: Quitting Smoking/Cessation Section

Note: N.C. Tobacco Use Quitline printed materials are now available in the "Downloadable Community Tools" section below.

  • BecomeAnEx: external link BecomeAnEx.org strives to help you identify your triggers... any time, place, activity or person can trigger your desire to smoke. Once your triggers are identified, BecomeAnEx.org provides resources to teach you how to deal with these urges without smoking. Information is available in English and Spanish.
  • Freedom from Smoking Online: external link Freedom from smoking is the American Lung Association's online, web-based smoking cessation program. Registration is required. Information is available in English and Spanish.
  • QuitLineNC.com: This is the N.C. Tobacco Use Quitline web page. Click here to speak with or listen to people who have successfully quit tobacco using the Quitline.
  • Quitnet.com: external link Quitnet.com is an interactive online community that provides smoking cessation support. Registration is required.
  • Send an E-Card: external link Does someone you know need encouragement to quit smoking or stay quit? Send them an e-card from the Centers for Disease Control and Promotion.
  • Smokefree.gov: external link The National Cancer Institute website provides Instant Messaging cessation counseling as well as printable materials.
  • Smoker’s Anonymous, 12-Step Recovery Programexternal link
  • TryToStop.org: external link This website offers a "QUIT Wizard" Program with tools, personalized features and a Bulletin Board to give you the support you need to quit or to help someone else quit. Registration is required. Multilingual support and information are available.

TPCB Teams and Groups

N.C. Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Websites

Cessation Sites

QuitlineNC – QuitlineNC is North Carolina’s evidence-based telephone and online cessation service for those who want to quit tobacco. The website allows you to register for QuitlineNC services online and has many tips and downloadable documents to support you while you are trying to quit tobacco. The Health Professionals section contains many resources to help health care providers assist their patients quit, including 5As Training, Office Resources, QuitlineNC FAX Referral information, and many other downloadable tools. The Employers Section has great information on offering cessation services insurance coverage and steps for taking any worksite smoke-free.

Secondhand Smoke Sites

SmokeFree.NC.gov – This site has detailed information, including evaluation reports, on N.C.’s smoke-free law. You can report a suspected violation of the law here, and review reports on past violations. There are links to N.C. sites on smoke-free housing and tobacco-free schools and colleges.

Smokefree Housing N.C. – This site is aimed at multi-unit housing owners, managers and residents with ideas on how to take apartment and condominium buildings smoke-free. Success stories and tips from N.C. property owners are presented throughout the site.

Tobacco Free Colleges N.C. – This site shares information on how N.C. colleges, universities and community colleges can go tobacco-free. There are links to a detailed how-to guide developed by Wake Forest University. Find out the tobacco policy of your local N.C. college, university or community college.

Tobacco Free Schools N.C. – This site documents N.C.’s experience developing 100% tobacco-free schools policies, starting at the local level and moving to the state-level. The site is helpful to other communities, states and nations working on this issue.

Downloadable Community Tools

Secondhand Smoke Doesn’t Belong in a Kid’s World Campaign

Teen Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Cessation

  • N.C. Quitline Business Cards - From this color PDF document, you can make business-sized cards to give patients, friends - anyone who uses tobacco and would like to have the 1-800-QUIT-NOW number handy.
  • N.C. Quitline Brochure - You can print these full color brochures and make them available in waiting rooms, at health fairs, at your church or synagogue - wherever tobacco users visit. These documents are in PDF format.
  • N.C. Quitline Poster - This full-color poster will print on regular-sized paper, and is appropriate for many audiences. It is perfect for offices, clinics and other venues.
  • QuitlineNC Print Ads
  • QuitlineNC Two-Sided Brochure (PDF, 94 KB)

Tobacco Cessation Materials for Health Care Providers

Tobacco 101: A Community Guide

  • Overview (PDF, 269 KB)
  • Module 1: Introduction; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.7 MB
  • Module 2: Toxic Chemical Soup; PDF, 259 KB; PPT, 3.5 MB
  • Module 3: Damage Inside and Out; PDF, 262 KB; PPT, 3.7 MB
  • Module 4: Secondhand Smoke Exposure; PDF, 259 KB; PPT, 3.4 MB
  • Module 5: Some Truths About Tobacco Use; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.3 MB
  • Module 6: Social Smoking; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.4 MB
  • Module 7: Cigars, Little Cigars or Cigarillos; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.2 MB
  • Module 8: Smokeless Tobacco; PDF, 256 KB; PPT, 2.4 MB
  • Module 9: Tobacco and the Environment; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.7 MB
  • Module 10: Marketing to Special Populations; PDF, 261 KB; PPT, 5.3 MB
  • Module 11: Smoking and the Movies; PDF, 252 KB; PPT, 2.1 MB
  • Module 12: The Cost of Tobacco Use; PDF, 255 KB; PPT, 2.5 MB
  • Module 13: Quitting Tobacco Use; PDF, 290 KB; PPT, 2 MB
  • Module 14: What Can I Do to Make a Difference? PDF, 260 KB; PPT, 3.8 MB