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Introduction to Tobacco 101

Welcome to Tobacco 101, presented by
the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)!

Tobacco 101 is a self-guided web-based tutorial that provides the information and resources necessary to understand why tobacco use is considered the #1 preventable cause of death in the US, as well as the evidence-based and promising strategies that can reduce tobacco’s toll. You can benefit from this course whether you are new to tobacco control and need an introduction to key topics, or are an experienced professional looking to refresh and update your knowledge.

How to use this tutorial

The user-friendly self-guided format allows you to complete the tutorial at your own pace and explore the various external resources and tools as needed. Tobacco 101 is organized into two parts comprised of four lessons each. Optional review questions are offered at the end of each lesson to allow you to check your understanding of the content, try some of the resources, and reflect on how the information applies to your role in tobacco control.

To get started with the Tobacco 101 tutorial, click on the links below. You can start at the beginning and read through the course from beginning to end or simply select those sections that are of greatest interest.

Part 1: Introduction to Prevention and Control of Tobacco Use

Part 2: Reducing the Problem of Tobacco Use

Tobacco 101 was last revised in the spring of 2013 to contain the latest information, resources, and tools available at that time.

Bring Tobacco 101 to life!

We also provide tailored, on-site or webinar-based Tobacco 101 trainings for organizations that want to include it in conferences and workshops. Click here to learn more, or contact us to request more information.