California Tobacco Control Branch

California Tobacco Control Branch

California Tobacco Control Program


​The California Tobacco Control Branch leads statewide and local health programs, services and activities that promote an environment truly-free of tobacco. ​


Funding Opportunity Alerts:

CG 20-10282, 211 Call Center Tobacco Cessation Referral Projects

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to fund up to ten, 2-1-1 Community Information and Referral services (211 Call Centers) to proactively identify and refer eligible callers to the California Smokers' Helpline (CSH). This project is designed to increase awareness and use of existing free tobacco cessation services among low income individuals, who disproportionately experience high rates of tobacco use. The long-term goals are to accelerate quitting behaviors and significantly reduce tobacco use. The overall efficacy and cost-effectiveness of funding 211 Call Centers to integrate a process into their existing workflow to proactively identify and refer tobacco users and their proxies to the CSH for enrollment in free cessation assistance will be evaluated by CTCP.


EVAL 20-10026 Teens, Nicotine, and TobaccoProject

The purpose of this Solicitation is to request competitive proposals from eligible experienced agencies to understand, through online surveys and focus groups, youth tobacco-related knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions, emerging tobacco products, evolving terminology related to vape and other products and other tobacco-related trends in California. The selected Contractor will recruit 12-17 year old youth in California to participate in an online survey or focus group and submit the cleaned data to CDPH/CTCP on an established schedule.


EVAL 20-10188 California Tobacco RetailEnvironmental Studies

The purpose of this Solicitation is to request competitive proposals from eligible, experienced agencies to conduct high-quality surveys related to the tobacco retail environment (including three waves of the CTRSS and two waves of the flavored tobacco products campaign retail observation survey), as well as to analyze retail scanner data and support an online mapping tool of tobacco retailers. The selected Contractor will develop the surveys, oversee data collection training, conduct data collection, conduct data analysis, report findings for the surveys, analyze scanner data, and develop and maintain an online mapping tool of tobacco retailers.


CG 20-10230: Tobacco-Free for Recovery

The purpose of this project is to reduce tobacco use and promote wellness policies and activities among individuals with behavioral health and substance use disorders in residential behavioral health facilities through the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free campus policies, implementation of evidence based nicotine addiction treatment, and other wellness policies and system changes that support tobacco use cessation. The Wellness Quality Improvement Project (QIP) seeks to reduce tobacco-related disparities in residential behavioral health settings through grantee’s participation in specialized training and support for tobacco policy change, paired with the promotion of other wellness approaches such as increasing exercise breaks, improving access to healthy foods, and promoting socialization and activities for wellbeing.


EVAL 20-10024 California Youth Tobacco Survey

The purpose of this Solicitation is to request competitive proposals from eligible experienced agencies to conduct an annual, school-based, probability survey of California youth on tobacco use behaviors. Tobacco use behaviors may include, but are not limited to, use, dependence, susceptibility, and environmental exposure. Surveillance will also include limited attitude, opinion, and co-morbid substance use questions, primarily as they relate to patterns and predictors of tobacco use (e.g. addictiveness, flavors, social norms). The services sought include sampling design, survey development, recruitment, survey administration, data management, data analysis, and reporting of results.

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