Resources for Local Governments

Checklists and Factsheets

graphic depicting no smoking sign and playgroundEstablished 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, and provides tailored training and/or technical assistance services across the United States and in the U.S. territories.

TTAC provides individualized technical assistance and customized trainings to help clients succeed in their tobacco control efforts. Included in its list of resources is a checklist for smoke-free rulemaking and model ordinances for smoke-free workplaces, public spaces, and outdoor areas.

This fact sheet from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reports the negative health impacts of secondhand smoke.

The National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health, provides this fact sheet on the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer.

photo courtesy of Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times