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Tobacco Control Organizations

This page includes documents some of the world’s major tobacco control organizations and links directly to their respective tobacco control web pages. The Resources and Publications section also includes major tobacco control resources and publications from these, and other, tobacco control organizations.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Cancer Action Network, American Cancer Society 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.

Heatlh and Human Services 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.

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Center for Tobacco Control 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.

National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention

Tobacco Control Network 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.

American Lung Association

American 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.

World Lung Foundation

World 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.

The Legacy Foundation

Legacy Fact Sheet 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.

Americans For Nonsmoker's Rights

Americans For Nonsmoker's RightsAmericans 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.

Action on Smoking and Health

Action 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.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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.

CDC Office of Smoking and Tobacco Use

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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.

American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence

AAPThe American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is committed to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. The Richmond Center offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities, as well as supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families.

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

Public Health Law Centers 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.

The Community Guide

The 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.

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane 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.

Global Tobacco Surveillance System Data

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.


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 Institute Tobacco Control Monograph Series

National Cancer Institute 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.

FDA Free Content Syndication

FDASupplement your digital content and add the latest in tobacco regulation, prevention, and cessation information from the FDA. Their syndication hub allows easy access to a variety of tobacco-related content that you can use on your site for free.