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Policies & Programs, filtered by "Tobacco Use"

Policies and programs that can improve health

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Cell phone-based tobacco cessation interventions

Scientifically Supported

Deliver tobacco cessation advice and motivational messages via text or video message

Tobacco Use

E-cigarette regulations

Expert Opinion

Regulate use of e-cigarettes, especially among youth, via age restrictions, marketing restrictions, expanded smoke-free policies, etc.

Tobacco Use

Health care provider reminder systems for tobacco cessation

Scientifically Supported

Implement systems that help health professionals support patient tobacco cessation, often with referrals, self-help pamphlets, and pharmacotherapy

Tobacco Use

Internet-based tobacco cessation interventions

Scientifically Supported

Use websites, computer programs, and other electronic means to provide information, strategies, or behavioral support to tobacco users who want to quit, sometimes with counseling or pharmacotherapy

Tobacco Use

Mass media campaigns against tobacco use

Scientifically Supported

Use media-based efforts to educate current and potential tobacco users and change the attitudes and beliefs that contribute to tobacco use

Tobacco Use

Minimum tobacco age laws

Expert Opinion

Increase the minimum legal tobacco age to purchase or publicly consume tobacco to 21; also called Tobacco 21

Tobacco Use

School-based tobacco prevention skill-building programs

Some Evidence

Teach students personal and social skills to avoid tobacco use; led by teachers, health educators, or students in a school setting

Tobacco Use

Secondhand smoke education

Mixed Evidence

Use counseling, informational materials, etc. to inform smokers and non-smokers of the harms of secondhand smoke and encourage them to implement home smoking bans

Tobacco Use

Smoke-free policies for indoor areas

Scientifically Supported

Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking indoors or restrict it to designated, often outdoor, areas

Tobacco Use

Smoke-free policies for multi-unit housing

Expert Opinion

Implement private sector rules or public sector regulations that prohibit smoking in and around multi-unit housing

Tobacco Use

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