Tobacco Use Prevention
Long-Term Tobacco Use Prevention Policy Priorities
- Secure full CDC-recommended levels of funding for evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs in North Carolina. Funding for these programs should come from the state’s annual share of Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments.
· Short Term Goal: Secure $17.6 million for statewide tobacco use prevention and cessation programs.
- Protect public health by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke:
· Protect existing smoke-free law which made restaurants and bars smoke-free on January 2, 2010;
· Expand existing smoke-free law by advocating for legislation to make all NC worksites and public places 100% smoke-free, in combination with;
· Advocate for legislation that expands local control so local communities can pass ordinances to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in worksites (in addition to public places granted in 2010).
- Support an increase in North Carolina’s cigarette excise tax BY at least $1.00 and support an excise tax increase on other tobacco (non-cigarette) products to a tax rate equivalent with that of cigarettes;
- Support reinstating North Carolina’s cigarette tax stamp to promote health, safety, crime prevention efforts and increased state revenue.
Click here to sign the Resolution in Support of an Increase in NC's Cigarette Tax by $1.00
Letter to Pitt County Board of Health in Support of Appeal
Summary of 2013 Tobacco Control Policy Priority Outcomes
NC Alliance for Health Advocacy Guide and Workbook
NC Alliance for Health Preemption in Public Health Toolkit
For information on Emerging Tobacco Products, click here.
Check out smokefree.nc.gov as a resource on HB 2 implementation.
This link contains downloadable items that should be helpful for you as a business owner or manager, or as a healthcare professional.
Educational materials for Smoke-Free Restaurants and Bars Law.
Teen Smoking Rates Drop to Historic Low- Spring 2012