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Tobacco Control Organizations

World Health OrganizationWorld Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative: WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is part of the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health cluster at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Center for Disease ControlCDC Office of Smoking and Tobacco Use: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, through its Office on Smoking and Health, is the lead U.S. federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.

Tobacco Free KidsCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. The organization advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

Action on Smoking and HealthAction on Smoking and Health: Action on Smoking and Health is a nonprofit legal action and educational organization fighting for the rights of nonsmokers against the many problems of smoking.

Americans For Nonsmoker's RightsAmericans For Nonsmoker’s 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, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.

LegacyThe Legacy Foundation: The Legacy Foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. They aim to help all young people reject tobacco, and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

World Lung FoundationWorld Lung Foundation: The World Lung Foundation’s work is centered on providing assistance to governments and non-government organizations in low- and middle-income countries as they establish their own knowledge, experience and infrastructure to deliver high quality public health services.  The foundation’s goal is to reduce unnecessary deaths from lung disease.

American Lung AssociationAmerican Lung Association: The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research.

ButtsmallNational Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention: The National Networks collaborate with the National Tobacco Control Program, Network members, Network partners, States, and other local and national tobacco control organizations to advance the science and practice of tobacco control in the United States for all members of their population.

Center for Tobacco ControlUCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education: The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced.

BeTobaccoFree.gov: This site provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include tobacco, health effects, and smoking cessation.

Tobacco Control Resources and Publications

MPOWERWHO MPOWER: The MPOWER measures, introduced by the World Health Organization, in accordance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control guidelines, are measures and guides intended to assist in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce tobacco use.

National Cancer InstituteNational Cancer Institute Tobacco Control Monograph Series: The National Cancer Institute established the Tobacco Control Monograph series in 1991 to provide ongoing and timely information about emerging public health issues in smoking and tobacco use control. Links to Monographs 1-20 can be found here.

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationRobert Wood Johnson Foundation: Tobacco Publications and Research: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses its current efforts on strengthening and expanding policy changes that have been shown to reduce the prevalence of tobacco use.

Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data: The Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) is a Web-based data application that houses and displays data from four tobacco-related surveys conducted around the world. The purpose of GTSS is to enhance countries’ capacity to monitor tobacco use, guide national tobacco prevention, and control programs, and facilitate comparison of tobacco-related data at the national, regional, and global levels.

Global Tobacco ControlJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Online Tobacco Control Training: This site offers free instructional training for policy makers, researchers, educators and the general public. The multimedia educational modules help participants develop and implement effective tobacco control programs, advocate for substantial anti-smoking regulations and craft media campaigns.

The CochraneThe Cochrane Library: The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration.

The Community GuideThe Community Guide: The Community Guide is a resource for evidence-based Task Force recommendations and findings about what works to improve health care.  The tobacco page provides information about tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

Healthy People 2020: The Healthy People tobacco page lists the 2020 goals and objectives related to tobacco control and provides general information about tobacco use and interventions.  Healthy People also provides the latest data for tobacco use as a leading health indicator.

ACS CANThe American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: ACS CAN supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. This resource provides information about the FDA’s regulation of the tobacco industry and current legislation surrounding the FDA regulation of tobacco.

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium: The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium contains over 150 tobacco law and policy-related publications and resources, many of which cover best practices in tobacco control policy. These materials include policy briefs, white papers, journal articles, legal synopses, fact sheets, toolkits and guides, amicus briefs, and recorded webinar presentations.