Scope and Content of Collection
Title: The Alameda County Tobacco Control Program Records,
Date (inclusive): 1988-1997
Collection number: MSS 97-02
Alameda County Tobacco Control Program
3.75 linear ft.
University of California, San Francisco. Library.
Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection documents the activities of the Alameda County Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) from 1988-1997.
Physical location: Archives
The collection is available for use.
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The Alameda County Tobacco Control Program Records, MSS 97-02, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
The Alameda County Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) Records were given to the Tobacco Control Archives in increments by Sylvia
Jimenez, CTCP Project Director, over the period of 1997-98.
The Alameda County Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) is one of the local lead agencies (LLAs) designated by the California State
Legislature through the California Department of Health, Tobacco Control Section to create tobacco education programs and
receive Proposition 99 educational moneys. Proposition 99 was a California statewide referendum passed in 1988 that raised
the excise tax on tobacco sales. Proposition 99 added an additional 25 cent tax on each package of cigarettes and a proportional
tax increase on other tobacco products. This tax raised California's tobacco tax to be among the highest in the United States
and designated that a portion of the tax moneys would go for anti-tobacco health education projects.
CTCP has been active in disseminating information on the California Assembly Bill (AB 13) that banned smoking in enclosed
places of employment (1994). CTCP is overseen by the Tobacco Control Coalition appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors
as an advisory to the County Board of Supervisors, the Alameda County Public Health Department, and the County Office of Education.
CTCP's mission includes both the Tobacco Control Coalition's mission to "make tobacco use unacceptable in the community" and
the Alameda County Public Health Department's mission to "ensure the optimal health and well-being of all people." CTCP has
focused on reducing workers' exposure to tobacco (AB 13), and reducing youth access to tobacco products. CTCP's actions have
included surveying liquor and convenience stores' willingness to sell to minors and the placement of tobacco advertisements
in liquor and convenience stores, and reducing the appeal of tobacco products to minors. They have also served as a resource
for tobacco information and provided referral information for tobacco cessation programs.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection documents the activities of the Alameda County Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). Materials in the collection
include administrative documents, correspondence, handouts, training materials, informational files, and newsletters. This
collection contains a large number of documents relating to anti-smoking programs created by CTCP and other local lead agencies.
Besides examples of program materials, there are also administrative materials, including Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and
Requests for Applications (RFAs) documenting the grant distribution and evaluation process. Informational materials include
information on other agencies, legislation, and newsletters. The materials are divided into two series: Administrative and
Program Files and Informational Files. Both are organized alphabetically by subject title and chronologically within each
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Tobacco--Taxation--Law and legislation--California
Health education--Law and legislation--California
California--Law and legislation--Proposition 99
California--Smoking--prevention and control
California. Department of Health Services