Tobacco Control Links
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The following list will take you to a variety of anti-tobacco and smoking information resources and organizations:
Action on Smoking and Health - A.S.H. provides nonsmokers with legal forms and valuable information to help them protect their rights, and to learn more about the health problems and costs of smoking to nonsmokers.
Advocacy Institute - mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.
American Cancer Society - provides information about cancer, cancer treatment, support groups and services, and special health needs of patients and survivors; resources for researchers and other professionals; and Cancer prevention, risks, early detection, symptoms, and statistics by year and state.
American Lung Association - is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research
American Non-Smokers's Rights Foundation (ANR Foundation) - an educational nonprofit organization which creates comprehensive programs for youth of all ages on issues of smoking prevention, the benefits of smoke free air, and the right to breathe smoke free air. It provides educational resources for schools, health departments, medical organizations, and others interested in the issues surrounding smoking and secondhand smoke and has the only national repository of local tobacco-related ordinances and regulations in the United States. ANR Foundation's U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database serves as a key resource for researchers and media outlets which use their data to document trends and research the effectiveness of tobacco-related legislation. The Foundation's goals are to raise a smoke free generation that rejects tobacco use and tobacco industry manipulation and interference tactics, and to educate the community about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smoke free environments. We provide educational materials and training seminars for youth and adults to aid in the quest for a smoke free environment.
California Department of Public Health - mission is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, CTCP empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free
California Smokers' Helpline - is a free statewide quit smoking service operated by the University of California, San Diego. The Helpline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, and one-on-one, telephone counseling to quit smoking. Services are available in six languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese) and specialized services are also available for teens, pregnant women, and tobacco chewers.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids - is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, we strive to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
Centers for Disease Control - through its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. Originally established in 1965 as the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, OSH is dedicated to reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
Fighting for Smoke Free Air - where you can sign up for access to mailing lists, action alerts, and a wide range of smoke free resources.
Food and Drug Administration - the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing pre-market applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.
Lung Action Network - sign up to receive action items and alerts to keep you informed and involved in the American Lung Association's ongoing effort to communicate with decision makers on these and other emerging lung health concerns.
QuitNet - get support from smokers that are quitting and ex-smokers alike. From simple smoking cessation tips, to shared experience of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and other quitting medication - the QuitNet community is designed to help members help each other quit smoking... for good!
Smoke-free Apartment House Registry - created in 2001 in response to the many requests received from the public for information about rental units which are free of drifting tobacco smoke and want to protect themselves from the health hazards of secondhand smoke. The Registry offers a free vacancy listing service to apartment owners who have chosen to establish a total or partial non-smoking policy in their buildings. In buildings of 16 units or more, at least 50% of the adjacent units must be maintained as non-smoking to be included in the Registry.
Smoke-free San Diego - is an interactive web site that charts the course of San Diego’s smoke-free movement. The American Lung Association of California and the San Diego Tobacco-Free Communities Coalition presents this web site as a community resource that will promote an understanding of smoke-free public policies, and the community leaders and advocates whose vision and commitment have made them a reality.
Surfrider Foundation - is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
Tobacco Free California - an informational and interactive web site, created for Californians who want information on tobacco cessation and prevention, as well as the support and tools to break the tobacco addiction.
United States Department of Health and Human Services - the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves
World No Tobacco Day - focuses international attention, resources and action on the global tobacco epidemic.