Program Activities 

Each TPCP program component is developed and implemented based on evidence-based strategies and the recommendations outlined in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Best Practices and Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs. TPCP program components include:

Administration

TPCP is provided guidance with regard to the administration and management of all financial and human resources aspects of the program.  

State and Community Interventions 

TPCP implements a wide-range of integrated programmatic activities to encourage and support tobacco-free lifestyles, which include: Arkansas Tobacco-Free Coalitions, Partners and Advocates Statewide and community coalitions that work to prevent the initiation of tobacco use among youth, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, promote tobacco cessation services, and eliminate tobacco-related disparities.

To find out about services, contact information and locations for:

  • Community Grantees
  • Coordinated School Health
  • Community Health Nurse Specialists and Community Health Promotion Specialists
  • University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Grantees 

Cessation Interventions

TPCP offers interventions to provide services to the individual tobacco user.

  • Looking to quit using tobacco? Call our Quitline. It provides free services for tobacco users looking to quit, including free motivational coaching with a QuitCoach by phone or online and free medications while supplies last. To quit smoking, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

Health Communication Interventions

SOS logoTPCP implements statewide media campaigns to prevent the initiation of tobacco use and promote tobacco cessation services.

Stamp Out Smoking is the media and public education campaign of the Arkansas Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program that assists with the outreach efforts of the program.

Surveillance and Evaluation 

TPCP implements a surveillance and evaluation system to monitor and provide short-term, intermediate and long-term intervention outcomes to influence program and policy direction, ensure accountability and demonstrate effectiveness. The knowledge and skills of public health experts are utilized to ensure advanced surveillance and evaluation practices are employed.