Tobacco Prevention

Reducing the harms of tobacco use

Limiting access to tobacco products is the first step in preventing tobacco-related diseases. Effective strategies include eliminating the sale of tobacco products to minors, regulating electronic cigarettes, increasing enforcement of existing laws, and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke. We offer a wide range of resources to help communities tailor and implement policy options for tobacco prevention.

Get started with the resources we've highlighted below, and learn more about all of our areas of work.

Tobacco Retailer Density
Tobacco Retailer Density
Places with a greater density of tobacco retailers experience higher tobacco use rates, leading to greater health inequities. Our place-based strategies can promote health and equity in your community.
California Tobacco Laws
California Tobacco Laws
This comprehensive 2019 guide to existing tobacco control laws is for advocates and leaders in the state. Learn more about new California laws regulating tobacco and cannabis.
Tobacco Companies Are Sweet-Talking Our Kids
Tobacco Companies Sweet-Talk Kids
Tobacco companies target kids with cheap flavored tobacco products in convenience stores. Here’s how communities can protect kids from predatory marketing.