The Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is comprised of the tobacco control program managers and additional staff from each state, territory, and D.C. This wide representation allows the Network to access a wealth of expertise and experience from across the country.

Formed in 1994, the Network’s primary function was to facilitate information sharing between the NCI-funded ASSIST Program, the CDC-funded IMPACT program and other national partners. With the creation of the National Tobacco Control Program in 1999, in which CDC provided funding to all state health departments for tobacco control programs, the Network reorganized with a focus on raising the primacy of tobacco control in all state health agencies and fostering collaboration and communication among state programs.

The Network activities are led by officers elected at the TCN Annual Meeting. The current officers are:

  • Chair: Miranda Spitznagle – Indiana State Department of Health
  • Chair-Elect: Barry Sharp – Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Immediate Past Chair: Karen Girard – Oregon Health Authority
  • Policy Chair: April Roeseler – California Department of Public Health
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Tracey Strader – Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement
    Endowment Trust
  • Funders Alliance Representative: Andrea Mowery – ClearWay Minnesota

What can TCN do for you?

The Tobacco Control Network (TCN) gives you an opportunity to:

  • NETWORK with your colleagues, learn about national happenings, and share policy and programming strategies. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
  • HAVE A VOICE with the National Tobacco Control Program and with other national tobacco control organizations. The Network often serves as an advisor to CDC on National Tobacco Control Program issues and as a resource for national partners (e.g. The Legacy Foundation, The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium and The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids), on state needs and perspectives.
  • KEEP INFORMED with tools like a newsletter, listserv, and website.

Click here for a video overview of the TCN and its key functions.

Please direct questions regarding the Tobacco Control Network to: