Health Issues - Tobacco Use
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contact:
Public Health Advisor
University Office Park, RHODES Building, Room 2116
Atlanta, GA 30341
Quitline Resource: 1-800-QUIT NOW
Youth Prevention Links
Spit Tobacco Links
National Government Agencies
- Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Produces materials on a variety of smoking and health topics for the public with emphasis on legal action to protect nonsmokers' health.
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
Provides smoking education, prevention, and cessation programs and distributes pamphlets, posters, and exhibits on smoking.
- American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
Provides scientific evaluations on tobacco-related topics.
- American Heart Association (A H A)
Promotes smoking intervention programs at schools, workplaces, and health care sites.
- American Legacy Foundation
Collaborates with national, state, and local organizations through grant awards, research initiatives, marketing efforts, and training programs in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use, decrease exposure to second-hand smoke, increase successful quit rates, and reduce disparities in access to prevention and cessation services and in exposure to secondhand smoke.
- American Lung Association (ALA)
Conducts programs addressing smoking cessation, prevention, and the protection of nonsmokers' health and provides a variety of educational materials for the public and health professionals. Refer to your phone book for the A L A chapter in your area or contact the national office below for further information.
- American Medical Association (A M A)
Provides smoking intervention guides for physicians and health care providers.
- Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (A N R)
Provides information to organizations and individuals to assist in passing ordinances, implementing workplace regulations, and developing smoking policies in the workplace.
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Works to protect children from exposure and addiction to tobacco by raising awareness; changing public policies to limit the marketing and sales of tobacco to children; altering the environment in which tobacco use and policy decisions are made; and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests.
- SmokeFree Educational Services, Inc.
Provides smoking and health educational materials for schools and workplaces in the form of booklets, posters, videos, and stickers.
- World Health Organization
Tribal Tobacco Policy
Other Tobacco Policy Links
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