Prevention and Cessation

We are working to increase funding for comprehensive tobacco control programs and access to evidence-based cessation treatment, which prevents youth initiation and supports successful quitting. Additionally, raising the minimum sale age for tobacco to 21 can prevent a deadly addiction. 

Prevention and Cessation Resources:

This joint statement from a consortium of public health organizations sets forth aspirational principles to help local and state health departments, decisionmakers, advocates, and other stakeholders advance equitable enforcement practices related to the purchase, possession, sale, and distribution of all tobacco products. These principles can also help address tobacco addiction and reduce tobacco-related harms while maintaining and improving the efficacy of enforcement of commercial tobacco laws and policies.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pleased to submit comments on the request for information concerning advancing tobacco control practices to prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, and identifying the eliminating tobacco-related disparities.