The California Tobacco Control Branch leads statewide and local health programs, services and activities that promote an environment truly free of tobacco.
People who smoke or vape are at increased risk of developing more severe COVID-19 symptoms. Give your lungs a fighting chance and quit.
Public health in action: Three decades of progress towards achieving a tobacco-free California.
Retailers: Learn more about the December 2019 Federal law raising the age-of-purchase to 21 and obtain required signage for retail stores.
Get information about California’s health advisory about the imminent public health risks posed by vaping any product, including the use of electronic cigarettes.
Fact Sheets and Reports
CTCB Peer-Reviewed Publications
LLA 2022-2025 Comprehensive Tobacco Control Guidelines
California Health and
Safety Code (HSC) Section 104375 (h) authorizes the California Department of
Public Health to issue Guidelines for Local Lead Agencies (LLAs) to develop
Plans that comply with HSC Section 104380. These 2022-2025 Comprehensive
Tobacco Control Guidelines are designed to direct each of the 61 designated
Tobacco Control LLAs in the development of their Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Plans. The implementation of these local Plans will provide services to prevent
tobacco use and promote smoking cessation.