Tobacco Control- California's Story
State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes 2015
This report provides new information on the emergence of e-cigarettes as a threat to health of Californians. It is designed to educate the public about the risks associated with e-cigarettes, the rapidly increasing use of these devices among adults and youth, and how the current unrestricted e-cigarette marketing is impacting our youth.
Health Advisory on E-Cigarettes
This health advisory is designed for health care providers in educating their patients about e-cigarettes. It provides a summary of the public health risks associated with e-cigarettes and recommendations for health care professionals.
CA Health Officers Report on Tobacco 2013 (PDF, New Window)
This report provides new data on illegal sales to minors, the disproportionate number of tobacco retailers and advertising in minority and low-income neighborhoods, the effect of tobacco advertising in retail stores, and troubling tobacco-use trends. It also shows the success of the program related to cigarette consumption declines, and the millions of dollars and lives saved.
Overall Strategy and Policy Priorities
Flavored and Mentholated Tobacco Products: Enticing a New Generation of Users
This White Paper summarizes evidence and research on the impact of flavored and mentholated tobacco products on public health. The White Paper presents evidence linking flavored and mentholated tobacco products with the initiation of and sustained tobacco use by youth and other priority populations, and the resulting negative health effects.
Focus on Flavors
This White Paper provides and overview of the authority of a state or local government to restrict or prohibit the sale or distribution of flavored tobacco products.
2014 California Tobacco Advertising Survey
This report reviews the results of the 2014 California Tobacco Advertising Study (CTAS), the aim of which was to characterize the retail availability of flavored tobacco products as well as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The study also assessed change over time in the promotion, placement and price of select tobacco products since 2011.
CTAS11 Final Report
This report presents the results of the 2011 California Tobacco Advertising Survey, which documents tobacco advertising and marketing in California stores that sell tobacco. The report describes in-depth findings for 2011 including the availability of a variety of smokeless and combustible tobacco products as well as advertisements for menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products; it also describes changes in cigarette price, the availability of price promotions, and the amount of marketing materials between 2008 and 2011.
Tobacco Enforcement Roundtable Planning Toolkit for Local Jurisdictions, 2012 (PDF, New Window)
CTCP’s innovative “Tobacco Enforcement Roundtables: Tools for Successful Partnerships” toolkit provides information and practical tools to help agencies plan and conduct a local Tobacco Enforcement Roundtable. A Tobacco Enforcement Roundtable is a useful tool to build productive working relationships between public health programs and local and state law enforcement agencies, and to share effective enforcement practices and protocols.
Guidelines for Local Tobacco Control Activities
OTIS Evaluation Guide, 2007 (PDF, New Window)
The OTIS Evaluation Guide provides Tobacco Control Program contractors with step-by-step instructions for entering their plan to evaluate local program interventions. The Guide is based on the Online Tobacco Information System (OTIS) Version 2.
Summary (PDF, New Window)
The California Tobacco Control Program: Can We Maintain the Progress? Results from the California Tobacco Survey (CTS), 1990-2005
Special Populations Reports
California Vietnamese Adult Tobacco Survey: Executive Summary (PDF, New Window)
The overall goal of the California Vietnamese Adult Tobacco Survey was to assess tobacco use by adult Vietnamese Californians at the population level, to expand existing epidemiological knowldge of tobacco related behaviors, and to understand whether strategies which are currently being employed are culturally appropriate in effectively reaching this population.
California Active Duty Tobacco Survey – 2004 (PDF, New Window)
This report describes the results of a study of the tobacco habits of 156,402 active duty military personnel in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard and stationed at 16 military bases in California. The majority of military personnel were between the ages of 18–34 (76.3%), male (86.9%), and married (58.4%). The report concludes with a comparison of tobacco use and tobacco use behaviors among active duty, general California populations, and the 18–24 year old age group in particular. This study is the first of its kind at the state level.
California Asian Indian Tobacco Use Survey - 2004 (PDF, New Window)
This report examines tobacco use prevalence among Asian Indian residents in California. Study findings paint a picture of tobacco use prevalence of various types of tobacco products among California Asian Indian adults, by gender, acculturation, age, and religion as well as key differences in tobacco use between California and India. The authors found comparatively higher long term cessation rates among CA Asian Indians compared with the general California population and a higher likelihood of tobacco use associated with more acculturation or westernization.
California Chinese American Tobacco Use Survey – 2004 (PDF, New Window)
This report identifies the tobacco-related behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among adults of Chinese descent residing in California; the primary focus is on cigarette smoking behavior, although some questions were asked regarding other forms of tobacco use. The present study attempts to expand upon existing epidemiological knowledge of tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors of Chinese Americans residing in California, as well as the degree to which the media can influence these attitudes and behaviors.
California Korean American Tobacco Use Survey - 2004 (PDF, New Window))
This report identifies tobacco-related behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes among adults of Korean descent residing in California; the primary focus is on cigarette smoking behavior, although some questions were asked regarding other forms of tobacco use. The present study attempts to expand upon existing epidemiological knowledge of tobacco-related attitudes and behaviors of Korean Americans residing in California, as well as the degree to which the media can influence these attitudes and behaviors.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Reports
These report provides a summary of the biennial surveys on In-School Evaluation of Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Programs (IETP), which are conducted to fulfill the enabling legislation requirements of Proposition (Prop) 99 (Assembly Bills 75, 99, 816, and Senate Bill 391).