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Corresponding author: Farrelly MC, PhD, RTI International, 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, P.O. Box 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, United States, Tel: (919) 541-6852; mcf@rti.org.

The content of this paper is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the National Cancer Institute.

Conflict of Interest: None declared.


Research Funding:

This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health [cooperative agreement numbers U01 CA154282, U01 CA154248, U01 CA154300, U01 CA154281, U01 CA154280, U01 CA154240, U01 CA154254, and U01 CA154241].


  • Community
  • Policy
  • State
  • Surveillance
  • Tobacco control

Taking Stock of Tobacco Control Program and Policy Science and Impact in the United States.

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Journal Title:

Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation


Volume 1, Number 2


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The 60% decline in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults over the past 50 years represents a significant public health achievement. This decline was steered in part by national, state, and local tobacco control programs and policies, such as public education campaigns; widespread smoke-free air laws; higher cigarette prices that have been driven by large increases in federal, state, and local cigarette excise taxes; and other tobacco control policy and systems-level changes that discourage smoking. Using the MPOWER framework informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), this paper reviews these accomplishments and identifies gaps in tobacco control policy implementation and additional research needed to extend these historic successes.

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© 2017 Farrelly MC et al.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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