Web Resources

On this page we provide links to valuable national resources, legislative resources, tobacco control legal centers, cessation options, youth resources, resources for special populations, and international resources.

To view state-specific resources, please visit our What's Happening in Your Area? section and select your state.

National Resources

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Legacy Foundation

American Lung Association

ANR Action Network

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL)
A national social justice network of organizations and individuals working towards a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
Provides technical support to African Americans interested in reducing tobacco use within the African American community.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Research

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention

Protect Local Control

SmokeLess States Tobacco Use Prevention Program

Tobacco Free Periodicals List
A list of magazines that do not accept tobacco advertising.

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)

 

Other National Resources

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Smokefree Policy Guidelines

Calvert Group
Information on socially-responsible investing and how to get your retirement funds divested of tobacco stocks.

Corporations and Health Watch

Essential Action

ETR Associates

GLOBALink.org
The International Tobacco Control Network.

INFACT Campaign

Investor Responsibility Research Center
Publishes a directory of publicly traded tobacco manufacturers and suppliers worldwide, and other information about using investments in a socially responsible manner.

Join Together
An interactive web resource for communities fighting substance abuse.

Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Daily Tobacco Settlement Funds Update
Describes how the states are allocating the funds received as part of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

Mayo Clinic
A page on the hazards of SHS exposure.

M & R Strategic Services
Campaign consulting, media relations, grassroots advocacy.

National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP)
Information on how tobacco impacts older persons, including a daily update on the spending of tobacco settlement funds, fact sheets, and more.

Nightengale Nurses
A group of nurse activists working to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death.

Oncolink
Smoking, tobacco and cancer.

Organized Labor and Tobacco Control Network

Patrick Reynolds' Foundation for a Smokefree America
Contains a Message to Youth, a Message to Adults, Quitting Tips and a useful page of links to top anti-smoking sites.

Public Citizen
Tobacco-related reports, testimony, lobbying info.

Project Vote Smart
"Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense system to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information."

Pyramid Video
Distributors of the Death in the West and Secondhand Smoke videos.

Resource Guide to Smoking and Non-Smoking Policies at Major U.S. Professional and Intercollegiate Sports Stadiums, Arenas, and Race Tracks
A collection of smoking policies at more that 175 major US professional and intercollegiate sports stadiums, arenas, and race tracks.

Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP)
News, legal information, and more.

Smokescreen Action Network
Forums, listservs, EZ letters and more.

Tobacco Atlas: A New Online Resource from WHO (World Health Organization)
Jointly produced with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, the atlas covers issues such as the conduct of tobacco companies, the demographics of tobacco use, the costs of smoking, and illicit trade.

Tobacco BBS

Tobacco Control Resource Centre
The TCRC works in partnership with national medical associations across Europe, supporting them in their efforts to educate their members, help patients and inform public policy with respect to tobacco. It also acts a resource for individual doctors who are interested or involved in tobacco control.

TobaccoPedia.org
Online tobacco encyclopedia.

Tobacco Scam
A new web site launched by a UCSF tobacco researcher, targets what it calls a 20-year, multi-million dollar effort by the tobacco industry to manipulate the restaurant industry as a political front to defeat local and state smoke-free measures and to protect tobacco sales worldwide.

Tobacco Survivors United
TSU is a network of survivors, families, and friends of men and women who have overcome the ravages of tobacco products.

United Health Foundation State Health Snapshots

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

 

Legislative Resources
To view state-specific resources, please visit our What's Happening in Your Area? section and select your state.

Library of Congress

Project Vote Smart
"Project Vote Smart, a citizen's organization, has developed a Voter's Self-Defense system to provide you with the necessary tools to self-govern effectively: abundant, accurate, unbiased and relevant information."

The White House

THOMAS
One of the best sites for tracking federal legislation, and looking up information about Congressional committees and more.

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Yahoo's List of Government Resources

 

Tobacco Control Legal Centers

Public Health Law Center (Minnesota)

Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (Michigan)

Technical Assistance Legal Center (California)

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (USA)

Tobacco Control Legal Project of Massachusetts Association of Health Boards (Massachusetts)

Tobacco Control Resource Center (Massachusetts and USA)

Tobacco Control Technical Assistance Program of Massachusetts Municipal Association (Massachusetts)

Tobacco Public Policy Center, Capital University Law School (Ohio)

University of Maryland School of Law: Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation & Advocacy (Maryland)

 

Cessation

 

The QuitNet
The QuitNet helps smokers kick their nicotine addiction. This free service is provided by Join Together, a program of the Boston University School of Public Health.

Center for Tobacco Cessation
The Center for Tobacco Cessation helps smokers quit by partnering with business, health care and community leaders to promote proven and effective tobacco cessation treatments and policies.

Circle of Friends
An initiative led by American Legacy Foundation to offer support for women smokers who want to quit.

Healthfinder.gov
This website offers links to cessation programs and services.

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
This website offers a collection of tobacco cessation resources and research. The site includes a working bibliography, information on tobacco policies that influence cessation, and links to helpful resources related to cessation.

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
A national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the University of California, San Francisco with a mission to raise the number of health professionals and health care institutions that successfully help their patients to quit smoking.

 

Youth

American Legacy Foundation

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Entertaining Educational Programs
Programs for grades K-12, including one called "Up in Smoke"

Health Insurance Resource Library: Smoking Prevention For Kids

Joe Chemo
This site allows visitors to test their "Tobacco IQ," get a personalized "Smoke-o-Scope," and send free Joe Chemo E-Cards. There is also information for teachers, anti-smoking activists, health care providers, journalists, and smokers who wish to quit.

Kids Involuntarily Inhaling Secondhand Smoke
This site is dedicated to eliminating kids' exposure to secondhand smoke.

Licensed to Kill

NoTobacco.Org
A youth-oriented site from the Foundation For a Smokefree America.

Proposition 99 and the Legislative Mandate for the California Tobacco Control Program

Shards O' Glass
At Shards O' Glass, our goal is to be the most responsible, effective and respected developer of glass shard consumer products intended for adults. Our Shards O' Glass Freeze Pops are the nation's top-selling frozen treats containing glass shards. Little wonder, considering all we put into them! Enjoy your stay here. And remember, Shards O' Glass Freeze Pops are for adults only.

Smoking is Cool.net

Smoking and Tobacco Information Links for Kids and Teens

Teens Taking On Tobacco

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Special Populations

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Partnership
A national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership (APPEAL)
A national social justice network of organizations and individuals working towards a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

Bitch to Quit

Community Solutions to Health Disparities Database
A project of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

DiversityRX
Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.

Latino/a Research & Policy Center

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Tobacco Prevention and Control Project

LGBT Populations and Tobacco 2nd Edition
Designed to educate tobacco control professionals who want to expand their knowledge of LGBT populations, provide strategies for incorporating LGBT populations into overall tobacco control efforts, inform LGBT audiences wanting to know more about the dangers of tobacco use and how the tobacco industry targets them, and provide information to help tobacco control professionals and LGBT health organizations build capacity for LGBT tobacco control interventions. Available through the Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium.

National African American Tobacco Education Network

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
Provides technical support to African Americans interested in reducing tobacco use within the African American community.

National Association of African Americans for Positive Imagery (NAAAPI)

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention

National Tribal Tobacco Prevention Network

Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will address health disparities.

SmokefreeLatinos.com

The Praxis Project
Building Community for Health Justice

 

International Resources

Action on Smoking and Health, United Kingdom

AIRSPACE Action on Smoking and Health

Bloomberg Global Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

Dutch Non-Smokers' Association (CAN)

Globalink

Global Tobacco Research Network (GTRN)

European Union Tobacco Fact File

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

International Union Against Cancer (UICC)

INWAT: International Network of Women Against Tobacco

Pan-American Health Organization

Tobacco Control Country Profiles (ACS/WHO)

Tobacco Control Resource Centre
The TCRC works in partnership with national medical associations across Europe, supporting them in their efforts to educate their members, help patients and inform public policy with respect to tobacco. It also acts a resource for individual doctors who are interested or involved in tobacco control.

TobaccoPedia

World Health Organization (WHO)