Helpful Websites (CTCP and Statewides)

CTCP Websites

CDPH.jpgCalifornia Department of Public Health /California Tobacco Control Program Website
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) created this site to relay important public health information to the citizens of California. The Mission: CDPH is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California. Find tobacco control information within this site.

C-STATS.jpgC-STATS (County and Statewide Archive of Tobacco Statistics)The County and Statewide Archive of Tobacco Statistics (C-STATS) website's mission is to provide access to a wide variety of tobacco control-related information and statistics, including evaluation resources for local projects, publications, and local information on a broad range of tobacco-related indicators, from behavioral measures to local policies. The website data can be viewed by a particular data type or by either county or statewide data. The data sources are from the U.S. Census Bureau; California Tobacco Survey (CTS); California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS); Cost of Smoking Report 1999; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) WONDER website; Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Database; and the California Smokers' Helpline.

OTIS.image.jpgOnline Tobacco Information System (OTIS)
OTIS is an online database that Local Lead Agencies (LLA) Project use to input their comprehensive tobacco control plan progress reports and cost reports. The system allows California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) staff to review these items, provide feedback and eventually approve/disapprove them. The system also includes various reports, some of which are specific to the LLAs and some are more global in nature.

An online, library services website which is used jointly by the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) and the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) to manage, catalog, and disseminate tobacco control-related information. "Rover" features a lending library, current information awareness and reference and research assistance. The tobacco control resources within the catalog are easily searchable by keyword, author, title and many other useful fields. Currently CTCP and TECC manage a collection of over 25,000 tobacco education, program management, and material development resources, of which a large number can be borrowed by CTCP staff and CTCP-funded-projects from the TECC Resource Library.

A place to learn more about eliminating tobacco from daily lives. It is for people who want information on quitting or motivating others to quit. To help create a tobacco-free world, the California Department of Public Health's anti-tobacco campaign educates Californians on the realities of smoking, addiction, secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco advertising and promotions.

Statewide Projects

csh.pngCalifornia Smokers' Helpline (CSH)
Helping Californians kick the habit since 1992, the California Smokers' Helpline is a free telephone quit smoking program for California residents (1-800-NO-BUTTS). The Helpline provides direct cessation services to the public-in five different languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese). Other activities and services include research of new counseling protocols, and outreach to tobacco control and health care professionals looking for an effective referral resource for their clients and patients who want to quit smoking. The Helpline also has a youth cessation website at: Contact: (858) 300-1010.

cyan.pngCalifornia Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN)
The California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting youth and young adult tobacco prevention advocates and tobacco control agencies throughout California. Major statewide campaigns and projects include:

  • Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) Coalition

  • Tobacco and Hollywood Campaign

  • Tobacco Retail Licensing (TRL) Campaign

  • Project UNIFORM Contact: (916) 339-3424

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The Center for Tobacco Cessation
The Center for Tobacco Cessation, a project of the University of California, San Diego, provides training and technical assistance to help build local capacity for cessation. It helps CTCP-funded projects and other organizations (including those not currently funded by Prop. 99) to increase their skill and confidence to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based and culturally appropriate strategies to increase tobacco cessation. Contact: (866) 610-C4TC or

center.pngThe Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing ("The Center")
The Center serves as a state and local tobacco policy resource and provides technical assistance on achieving policy objectives using community organizing strategies. Resources offered by The Center include: Policy Briefs and Legislative Updates, educating legislators, campaign consultation and planning, facilitation of the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart, and local and regional trainings on such topics as assessing your political environment and coalition recruitment. Contact: (916) 554-5864.

TechnicalAssistance Legal Center
TALC provides tobacco control advocates free legal technical assistance, research, and analysis. Through model ordinances and other materials, TALC helps communities pass legally sound, effective, and clear tobacco control laws. Focus areas include: effective enforcement, licensing, secondhand smoke, zoning tobacco retailers, limiting sponsorship, and self-service displays. TALC provides technical assistance over the phone, via email, and through trainings. The TALC website provides full-text TALC model policies, ordinances, fact sheets, and summary papers on the following topics: advertising, divestment, licensing, zoning, litigation, secondhand smoke, Master Settlement Agreement, and the California laws booklet, "Piecing It Together." After filling out a short form, which TALC uses for tracking purposes, materials can be downloaded. Contact: (510) 444-8252.

tcec image.pngTobacco Control Evaluation Center (TCEC)
TCEC provides evaluation-related resources, training and technical assistance to CTCP-funded projects on evaluation plans, other evaluation issues, and on the development of evaluation tools to help projects produce effective and useful evaluations for CTCP"s local programs throughout the state. The TC Evaluation Center also maintains a database of data collection instruments. Contact: (530) 752-9951 or

tecc.pngTobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC)
TECC provides tobacco education resources and direct library services to support CTCP project activities:

  • Reference, research, fact checking and referrals;
  • Current awareness publications (Research Wire, “Top 10” List, Secondhand Smoke Collection); and
  • One-on-one training on how to utilize Rover: California’s Tobacco Control Library.

Contact: or go to the website for additional contact information.

tecc sales.pngTobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) Online Sales Catalog
The TECC sales catalog, which is featured online, as well as in print, maintains an extensive inventory of over 560 low- and no-cost tobacco education materials in a variety of formats and languages. Free downloads of materials promoting the California Smokers’ Helpline and the STAKE Act as well as other materials are provided. TECC also offers customizing services so you can get your project contact information or message printed on many of the materials.