Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death & disease. Implementing comprehensive tobacco control programs (TCP) produces substantial reductions in tobacco use. States should establish TCP that are comprehensive, sustainable, & accountable. This document draws upon best practicesÓ determined by analyses of State TCP. This best practicesÓ address nine components of comprehensive TCP: community programs to reduce tobacco use; chronic disease programs to reduce the burden of tobacco-related diseases; school programs; enforcement; statewide programs; cessation programs; counter-marketing; surveillance & evaluation; & administration & management.Pechacek, Terry F. is the author of 'Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs' with ISBN 9780788183973 and ISBN 0788183974.