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NC DPH: Chronic Disease and Injury Section

Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

About Us: Mission Statement

Two-Page Program Description (PDF, 574 KB)

The North Carolina Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch works to improve the health of North Carolina residents by promoting smoke-free environments and tobacco-free lifestyles. Our goal is to build capacity of diverse organizations and communities to implement and carry out effective, culturally appropriate strategies to reduce deaths and health problems due to tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

The Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch works in these four goal areas:

  • Prevent the initiation of smoking and other tobacco use;
  • Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Help tobacco-users who want to quit; and
  • Advance health equity by identifying and eliminating commercial tobacco product-related inequities and disparities in each goal area.


TPCB provides trainings to groups within North Carolina on various topics, including 5As Cessation Training for health professionals, secondhand smoke law in N.C., smoke-free multi-unit housing, health communication, and evidence-based practices to reduce tobacco use among youth and adults.

Email us for more information about training.

TPCB Websites

Cessation Sites

QuitlineNC -- QuitlineNC is North Carolina’s evidence-based telephone and online cessation service for those who want to quit tobacco. The website allows you to register for QuitlineNC services online and has many tips and downloadable documents to support you while you are trying to quit tobacco. The Health Professionals section contains many resources to help health care providers assist their patients quit, including 5As Training, Office Resources, QuitlineNC FAX Referral information, and many other downloadable tools. The Employers Section has great information on offering cessation services insurance coverage and steps for taking any worksite smoke-free.

Secondhand Smoke Sites

SmokeFree NC -- This site has detailed information, including evaluation reports, on N.C.’s smoke-free law. You can report a suspected violation of the law here, and review reports on past violations. There are links to N.C. sites on smoke-free housing and tobacco-free schools and colleges.

Smokefree Housing N.C. -- This site is aimed at multi-unit housing owners, managers and residents with ideas on how to take apartment and condominium buildings smoke-free. Success stories and tips from N.C. property owners are presented throughout the site.

Tobacco Free Colleges N.C. -- This site shares information on how N.C. colleges, universities and community colleges can go tobacco-free. There are links to a detailed how-to guide developed by Wake Forest University. Find out the tobacco policy of your local N.C. college, university or community college.

Tobacco Free Schools N.C. -- This site documents N.C.’s experience developing 100% tobacco-free schools policies, starting at the local level and moving to the state-level. The site is helpful to other communities, states and nations working on this issue.






Updated: January 14, 2022