Durability of tobacco control activities in the 11 intervention sites of the Community Intervention Trial for Heavy Smokers (COMMIT) was examined. Although continuation of COMMIT activities was not a major goal, all communities made plans to continue some tobacco control activity. Information was gathered at focus groups of former COMMIT volunteers and staff who were assembled in each community and asked to describe tobacco control activities in their communities during the past 12-16 months-the period after the termination of COMMIT funding. It was found that a tobacco coalition, board or other structure was still operating in nine of the 11 communities and 10 had some level of paid staff dedicated to smoking control. There was also substantial activity in three of the four channels that COMMIT used as an intervention framework: worksites, public education and cessation resources. Many communities were currently engaged in considerable smoking control activity aimed at youth, an area that was intentionally de-emphasized by COMMIT. Implications for the durability of health promotion programs by communities are discussed.