Best practices user guide : health equity in tobacco prevention and control
Corporate Authors:National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Office on Smoking and Health. ; Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for Public Health Systems Science. ;
Description:This user guide focuses on how comprehensive tobacco control programs can work to achieve health equity
in tobacco prevention and control. Best Practices recommends that “Identifying and eliminating tobacco- related disparities among population groups” be a primary goal of every state tobacco control program, along with preventing initiation among youth and young adults, promoting quitting among adults and youth, and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.1 To further reduce overall tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, tobacco use must be reduced in population groups with the greatest burden of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Because tobacco control policies take a population- based approach to improving health, policies have the potential to reach groups most affected by tobacco and reduce disparities. This guide offers tobacco control program staff and partners information on how to
work toward achieving health equity when planning, implementing, and enforcing tobacco control policies.
This document was produced for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Best Practices User Guide: Health Equity in Tobacco Prevention and Control. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2015.
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