Tobacco Control Resource Program


For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email.

The Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP) is a program of Chronic Disease and Health Equity which works to increase awareness of the health risks of tobacco use. TCRP also works to counter pro-tobacco influences, reduce youth access to tobacco, refer smokers to cessation programs and assist communities to reduce exposure to second hand smoke.

Information about Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP):

About TCRP

In early 1990, TCRP was established to offer tobacco prevention, education and quit smoking programs in San Diego County.

The program was made possible by the passage of Proposition 99 in 1988, which increased the tax on cigarettes by 25 cents per pack. Part of these tobacco tax monies is directed toward statewide health education to inform Californians about the health hazards of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.

TCRP staff work with various community-based organizations including the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and many regional, state and locally funded groups and programs. These community partners coordinate efforts to help meet mutual goals to reduce tobacco use and its related illnesses.

California is the national leader in the campaign to address the threat of tobacco. TCRP is proud to be part of this effort and promotes the use of additional web sites as valuable tools to meet the national objective defined in Healthy People 2020, "To reduce illness, disability, and death related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure."

For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email