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NC DPH: Chronic Disease and Injury Section

Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch Logo and Link Welcome to the North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch web site. Advocates and professionals will find information about evidence-based ways to reduce the toll of tobacco* use on N.C. communities and to promote tobacco-free living. You can also find information for people trying to quit on our QuitlineNC site.

When the Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch references tobacco, the reference is for all commercial tobacco products, including new products such as electronic cigarettes, and not the sacred and traditional use of tobacco by some American Indian communities.

Tobacco use remains the number one preventable cause of death and disease in North Carolina and the United States. The good news is WE KNOW WHAT WORKS and we are making steady progress in North Carolina and the nation. We work on this complex public health problem by building support for proven strategies to:

  • Prevent the initiation of smoking and other tobacco use
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Help tobacco-users quit; and
  • Advance health equity by identifying and eliminating commercial tobacco product-related inequities and disparities among N.C. populations and communities

E-Cigarette Health Advisory

NC DPH E-Cigarette Health Advisory Materials

New educational materials on the pressing issue of young people’s use of electronic cigarettes and similar nicotine delivery devices.

Interactive Policy Maps

Smoke Free and Tobacco Free Local Government Policies Maps - New interactive maps from the State Center for Health Statistics.

Local Government Toolkit

Local Government Smoke-Free Implementation Toolkit Smoke-Free Toolkit: Resource for Local Governments
The state law (G.S. 130A-498 external link) went into effect January 2, 2010, giving local governments clear authority to further regulate smoking on local government grounds and in enclosed public places.







Updated: January 14, 2022