Creating smoke-free policies can be complicated. From determining the best type of policy for your municipality to determining who needs to be involved in creating the policy, there are countless variables to consider. Model ordinances are available to help municipalities across the country navigate the political process and create effective smoke-free policy.
Tobacco Control Trainings
Established in 2001 through grants from the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Legacy Foundation (Legacy) and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) provides technical assistance, information resources, and training for state and local tobacco control programs. As part of the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance, its mission is to build capacity within the field to achieve effective tobacco prevention and control programs and policies. TTAC provides individualized technical assistance and customized trainings to help clients succeed in their tobacco control efforts.
Model Ordinances and Reports
In addition to the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, the resources below include reports on how to most effectively navigate the political process of passing smoke-free policies and smoke-free model ordinances:
- Comprehensive Smoke-Free Places from Change Lab Solutions
- Tobacco-Free Outdoor Areas from the Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center
- Outdoors from the Public Health Law Center
- Point-of-Sale Strategies a Tobacco Control Guide from the Tobacco Legal Consortium
- Point of Sale Initiative Meeting with Decisionmakers Checklist from the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy
- Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation: The Tobacco Retail and Policy Landscape from State and Community Tobacco Control Research
Additionally, local resources provide important information to Delaware consumers and health care professionals. The November 2015 edition of the Delaware Journal of Public Health is dedicated to providing information on tobacco prevention and control in Delaware. Featured articles focus on concerns and potential risks associated with e-cigarette use, the state’s tobacco control program, and millennial generation perspectives on the future of ending tobacco use in Delaware.