Policy and Advocacy Resources
Addressing Tobacco in Healthcare
The Addressing Tobacco in Healthcare Network, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, connects researchers, health care providers and other partners interested in developing and implementing changes to healthcare systems that will improve the delivery of evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
AANMA is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma.
American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation was established in March 1999 as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement between a coalition of attorneys general in 46 states and five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting tobacco-free generations.
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign is dedicated to protecting children from tobacco addiction by raising awareness of its use.
Global Tobacco Research Network (GTRN)
The Global Tobacco Research Network’s mission is to enhance research by promoting collaboration and partnerships, providing information, facilitating training, and sharing research tools with the goal of reducing the burden of disease and death caused by tobacco.
Institute for Global Tobacco Control
Established in 1998 in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institute for Global Tobacco Control works to prevent death and disease from tobacco use through research, education and policy development.
National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation (PDF)
This report prepared by the Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health’s Subcommittee on Cessation, outlines a series of feasible, science-based action steps to promote smoking cessation, reduce smoking prevalence and prevent millions from starting to smoke.
National LGBT Tobacco Control Network
The National Tobacco Control Network is working to support the many local tobacco control advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco health disparities for all LGBTs.
National African American Tobacco Education Network (NAATEN)
NAATEN is a collaborative of national African American stakeholders and member organizations that have an interest in tobacco prevention and control activities within the African American community.
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
NAATPN is a national organization dedicated to facilitating the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent tobacco control programs to benefit communities and people of African descent.
National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (LCAT)
LCAT is the only Latino national organization dedicated solely to reducing the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco in the Latino community through research, advocacy, policy analysis, community education, training and information dissemination.
North American Quitline Consortium
The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) seeks to unite quitline professionals in the United States and Canada to enable them to work together to increase access to and the effectiveness of quitline services that help people in their quitting attempts.
PATH (Policy Advocacy on Tobacco and Health)
PATH is an initiative of the Praxis Project, Inc. designed to simultaneously build bridges between tobacco control policy initiatives and strengthen the voice and capacity of communities of color in the tobacco control movement.
Public Health Advocacy Institute
The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI) is a legal research center focused on public health law. PHAI is the home of the Tobacco Control Resource Center (TCRC) which was founded in 1979 by doctors, academics, and attorneys to implement tobacco control projects.
Smoke Free Movies
This project aims to sharply reduce the US film industry's usefulness to Big Tobacco's domestic and global marketing.
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit.
Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control
The Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control (SCS-TC) was developed as a methodology to objectively measure the fundamental position of tobacco control in society and thereby provide a data collection system to monitor program impacts. The survey includes items to measure progress toward intermediate objectives such as policy changes, changes in social norms, reductions in exposure of individuals to environmental tobacco smoke, and rejection of pro-tobacco influences.
Tar Wars is a pro-health, tobacco free education program and poster contest of the American Academy of Family Physicians designed to discourage tobacco use among fourth- and fifth-grade students.
Tobacco news and information.
Tobacco Policy Change
This national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was created to provide resources and technical assistance for community, regional and national organizations and tribal groups interested in advocating for effective tobacco prevention and cessation policy initiatives.
Tobacco Research Network on Disparities
The Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) is a network created by the National Cancer Institute and the American Legacy Foundation in recognition of the need to progress scientific evidence toward reducing tobacco-related health disparities.
UAMS Smoke-Free Hospital Toolkit
This guide for implementing Smoke-Free policies was developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health.
UMICH Implementing a Smoke-Free Environment CD and toolkits
The University of Michigan Health System’s Tobacco Consultation Service (TCS) has developed a CD and toolkits to guide hospitals and other health care facilities on the steps to creating a smoke-free workplace.