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Tobacco Control: 5 Steps to Effective Cancer Control Planning

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Step 1: Assess program priorities  
  State Cancer ProfilesExternal link (CDC, NCI) - Statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts
      Screening & risk factors report for current smokersExternal link
        Mortality, incidence, screening & risk factors data
  State Tobacco Activities Tracking and EvaluationExternal link (STATE) (CDC) - State-level data on tobacco use prevention and control
Step 2: Identify potential partners
  Program Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
  Research Partners in Cancer Control - Contact information by state and region
Step 3: Determine effectiveness of different intervention approaches
  Guide to Community Preventive Services (Federally sponsored) - Recommendations for population-based intervention approaches
      Tobacco ControlExternal link  
  Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (AHRQ) - Task Force recommendations on screening, counseling and medication regimens
      Tobacco Use CounselingExternal link  
  Additional Research Evidence Reviews
      Clinical Practice Guideline-Tobacco CessationExternal link  
Step 4: Find research-tested programs and products
  Research-tested Intervention Programs (NCI, SAMHSA) - Summary statements, ratings and program materials from cancer prevention and control studies
      Tobacco ControlExternal link  
  Sample program:
      "Programa Para Dejar de Fumar" - A Spanish language self-help guide for smokers who want to quit  
Step 5: Plan and evaluate your program
  Guidance for Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning (CDC) - Guidance for linking research to practice
  State Plans for Comprehensive Cancer Control
  Put Prevention Into PracticeExternal link (AHRQ) - Guidance for linking research and practice

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