Products and Tools
TTAC’s products and tools have been developed and refined over time by TTAC’s staff and consultants to meet some of the most common needs in the field. TTAC tools and resources address issues like evaluation, collaboration, the basics of tobacco, and other important topics. TTAC tools are free and downloadable so you can easily share them or use them in your own training activities.
Addressing Tobacco Pricing Policies: A Toolkit for Tobacco Control Program Managers
Practical advice and tools to reduce tobacco use through pricing strategies
Research shows that increasing tobacco prices is one of the most effective approaches for decreasing tobacco consumption, especially among youth. Recognizing that every state and territory has its own unique political culture and environment, this kit contains a collection of tools that will provide tobacco control program professionals practical support to strengthen tobacco pricing policy. Click here to browse through the Pricing Strategies website, learn more about how to use the various parts of the toolkit, and download its individual components. Or, click here to download and print the entire toolkit.
Basics of Tobacco Control (BOTC) – Pathway to Change
A web-based orientation to tobacco control
Basics of Tobacco Control (BOTC) - Pathway to Change is a comprehensive tobacco control resource that includes information, strategies, and tools to help individuals and local, state, and national organizations with their tobacco control efforts. It can be used to provide new hires with a comprehensive orientation to the tobacco control issue as well as by seasoned professionals who need a quick, easy way to access the latest tobacco control resources, websites, and information. BOTC was recognized with the 2004 International Award of Excellence in Online Training and Tutorials from the Society for Technical Communication.
College Tobacco Prevention Resource
A guide to comprehensive college tobacco prevention programming
The College Tobacco Prevention Resource (CTPR) is a website that provides practical information, ideas, and guidance to college leaders involved with tobacco prevention. The site describes a comprehensive approach to prevention that combines traditional education and cessation programs with efforts to create a physical, social, and policy environment that supports tobacco-free campuses. The site contains facts about college tobacco use, strategies for comprehensive college tobacco prevention, recommended steps for taking action on your campus, case studies, glossary and links, and frequently asked questions.
Developing Smokefree Implementation Regulations
A tool to help state and local leaders draft, adopt, and implement smokefree policies
Developing Smokefree Implementation Regulations (DSIR) is a web-based toolkit created by TTAC, and funded by a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Rapid Response Grant administered by the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation. DSIR was designed to help health departments and others in the public health community draft and adopt regulations to implement smokefree laws. The DSIR website includes examples of effective state and local implementation language, model implementation and enforcement rules, an introduction to public health rulemaking, and an overview of smokefree policy for lawyers.
A primer on advocacy and coalition building
The Learning Center provides six modules to help build advocacy skills among individuals working in the field of tobacco prevention and control. The modules present strategies that promote positive changes in communities by providing information and resources on how to: build coalitions, advocate for policy change and media campaigns, master the basics of tobacco control, plan and evaluate advocacy efforts, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities. The Learning Center is a valuable resource for new advocates to tobacco control and for those who would like to review the skills necessary for promoting change within communities.
LGBT Populations and Tobacco 2nd edition
A presentation on tobacco use in the LGBT community and targeted prevention strategies
Released in 2004, LGBT Populations and Tobacco 2nd edition is a presentation designed to educate tobacco control professionals who want to expand their knowledge of LGBT populations, provide strategies for incorporating LGBT populations into overall tobacco control efforts, inform LGBT audiences wanting to know more about the dangers of tobacco use and how the tobacco industry targets them, and provide information to help tobacco control professionals and LGBT health organizations build capacity for LGBT tobacco control interventions.
Power of Proof: An Evaluation Primer
A basic guide to evaluation planning
The Power of Proof is an online resource that provides background information about evaluation as well as information on evaluation planning, writing evaluation objectives, collecting data, stages of evaluation, interpreting evaluation data, and reporting results. Designed for use by program personnel, rather than evaluation professionals, it can be used to guide program development and goal-setting, as well as evaluation. The Power of Proof also provides links to other valuable evaluation resources online.
Reaching Higher Ground: A Guide For Preventing, Preparing For, And Transforming Conflict For Tobacco Control Coalitions
Practical advice for successful collaborations
Well-intentioned tobacco control advocates often find themselves struggling with difficult and contentious issues. Too often our efforts to work in coalitions and partnerships seem like a waste of time, or worse, become destructive and painful. It doesn't have to be this way. This guide provides practical advice for ways of working in coalitions and partnerships that resolve real problems while strengthening relationships. The tools and strategies described in this document can make any collaborative undertaking more successful by approaching problems and people in ways that impart dignity and respect. It is possible to grow in community, through conflict, by engaging one another in ways that reach not only common ground, but higher ground.
Self-guided web-based tutorial on tobacco control strategies
The Tobacco 101 tutorial provides the information and resources necessary to understand the problems related to tobacco use and strategies that effectively reduce tobacco use. Tobacco 101 was revised in the spring of 2013 to contain the latest information, resources, and tools available. The user-friendly, self-guided format allows users to complete the training at their own pace and explore the various external resources and tools as they work through the training.
Using Best Practices: Practical Lessons in Building and Sustaining Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
A multimedia production on using the CDC’s Best Practices document
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health released the updated Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs in October 2007. The document describes an integrated program structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides the recommended level of state investment to effectively reduce tobacco use. To further assist states in understanding how to develop and implement effective comprehensive tobacco control programs, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health developed the course “Using Best Practices – Practical Lessons in Building and Sustaining Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs at the State and Local Level.” This course, first delivered at the Summer Institute 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona, is the basis for this multimedia production.