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Statewide comprehensive tobacco programs

Health Factors: Tobacco Use
Decision Makers: State Government Public Health Professionals & Advocates
Evidence Rating: Scientifically Supported
Population Reach: 50-99% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: Likely to decrease disparities

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Description

Comprehensive statewide tobacco control programs use educational, clinical, regulatory, economic and social strategies to prevent tobacco uptake, promote quitting, and reduce secondhand smoke exposure (CDC-King 2014).

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Reduced number of tobacco users
Reduced youth smoking
Improved health outcomes

Evidence of Effectiveness

There is strong evidence that comprehensive statewide programs reduce smoking (Farrelly 2003a, Rohrbach 2002), prevent youth uptake (Tauras 2005, Ciecierski 2011), and reduce smoking-related cancers (Barnoya 2004).

States that spend more money on more aggressive programs are likely to have better results than states that spend less (Tauras 2005, Lightwood 2011). One econometric model indicates that if all states funded their programs at CDC recommended rates, youth smoking would decline substantially (Tauras 2005).

Implementation

United States

States will spend between 0% and 102% of the amount of funding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends on their tobacco control programs in 2014. Cumulatively, states will spend 13% of the total funding the CDC recommends spending on tobacco control programs (CTFK-State tobacco prevention).

Wisconsin

Wisconsin has $5.3 million budgeted for its Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) in 2014, about 8% of the CDC’s recommended funding level (CTFK-State tobacco prevention).

Implementation Resources

CDC-King 2014 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs - 2014. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS); 2014. Accessed on May 2, 2017
CTFK-TFR - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), Tobacco Free Retailers (TFR). You can shop tobacco-free: find stores that don't sell tobacco products. Accessed on May 2, 2017

Citations - Description

CDC-King 2014 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Best practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs - 2014. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS); 2014. Accessed on May 2, 2017

Citations - Evidence

Barnoya 2004* - Barnoya J, Glantz S. Association of the California tobacco control program with declines in lung cancer incidence. Cancer Causes & Control. 2004;15(7):689-95. Accessed on May 2, 2017
Ciecierski 2011* - Ciecierski CC, Chatterji P, Chaloupka FJ, Wechsler H. Do state expenditures on tobacco control programs decrease use of tobacco products among college students? Health Economics. 2011;20(3):253-72. Accessed on May 2, 2017
Farrelly 2003a* - Farrelly MC, Pechacek TF, Chaloupka FJ. The impact of tobacco control program expenditures on aggregate cigarette sales: 1981-2000. Journal of Health Economics. 2003;22(5):843-59. Accessed on May 2, 2017
Lightwood 2011* - Lightwood J, Glantz S. Effect of the Arizona tobacco control program on cigarette consumption and healthcare expenditures. Social Science & Medicine. 2011;72(2):166-72. Accessed on May 2, 2017
Rohrbach 2002 - Rohrbach LA, Howard-Pitney B, Unger JB, et al. Independent evaluation of the California tobacco control program: relationships between program exposure and outcomes, 1996-1998. American Journal of Public Health. 2002;92(6):975-83. Accessed on May 2, 2017
Tauras 2005 - Tauras J, Chaloupka FJ, Farrelly MC, et al. State tobacco control spending and youth smoking. American Journal of Public Health. 2005;95(2):338-44. Accessed on May 2, 2017

Citations - Implementation

CTFK-State tobacco prevention - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK). History of spending for state tobacco prevention programs FY2007 - FY2012. Accessed on May 2, 2017

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March 13, 2014

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