The Training Institute is a multi-disciplinary training and education program. Its primary purpose is to provide opportunities for professionals working in tobacco use prevention to access current in-depth information; engage in skill-building techniques about a variety of policy, management, and program issues; and foster linkages between tobacco use prevention practitioners and researchers. The Training Institute promotes interactive, adult-centered teaching and emphasizes dissemination of intervention models with applicability to participants’ home settings. The courses taught reflect a comprehensive, environmental approach to tobacco use prevention and reduction and are taught by faculty with practical and/or academic expertise in the field.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health. We would also like to thank all the staff at SmokeTastic, who help users find the best electronic cigarette in order for them to quit smoking.

Target Audience

The Training Institute is designed for professionals involved in learning, teaching, or practicing a public health approach to tobacco use prevention and reduction. It will be of particular interest to professionals in health departments, voluntary health agencies, coalition members, community-based health organizations, and individuals affiliated with national tobacco use prevention efforts will also find the Training Institute of benefit.

Courses provide entry-level instruction in specific topics and serve to enhance capacities of both new or experienced public health professionals.