The National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC) was formed in June 2005 to improve the public's health by increasing successful cessation among tobacco users in the U.S. and Canada through collaborative efforts of committed organizations. Collaborative members represent major organizations that fund research, program, and policy initiatives related to tobacco cessation, as well as other organizations with a vested interest in tobacco cessation.
Guiding Principles of the National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC)
All activities will be based on the best scientific evidence currently available.
- Coordinated efforts will be needed to make the largest impact.
- Multiple parties (public and private) will need to collaborate to make progress.
- Increasing tobacco cessation will require eliminating barriers and facilitating changes.
- The best available dissemination techniques should be used to successfully implement key strategies.
- Implementation must be evaluated.
- Research to identify more effective tobacco-use cessation interventions, and methods for disseminating them, should be supported.