General Information

How has the landscape for tobacco changed? 

According to the CDC, tobacco use remains to be the single largest preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the US. As we all know, tobacco in any form is dangerous. But how? In this section we will help familiarize you with different products available on the market today, explain the health effects of tobacco use and what addiction does to your brain, and also explain how California has been a leader in this nation in regulating exposure to tobacco by-products via second-hand smoke and more.

We also have included resources for the community to spread the word about the dangers of tobacco products from the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention you can use from the dental setting to your local oral health program: media campaigns, infographics, products and toolkits.

Tobacco Products & Their Health Effects

Public Education & Community Outreach

Prevalence/Trends in CA

Regulations/Laws in CA