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National Resources

American Cancer Society 
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing cancer and saving lives. With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society is committed to fighting Cancer through research, education, advocacy, service, and rehabilitation.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Its mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, including heart attack, stroke, and related disorders.

Truth Initiative
The Truth Initiative is a national, independent, public health foundation that is committed to working with other organizations to decrease the use of tobacco in the United States. Truth Initiative funds programs that work toward reducing tobacco use by youths, and support programs to help individuals quit smoking.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of lung health through research, education, and advocacy. The ALA fights lung disease in all forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is a national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights while taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.

CDC Health Worksite-Tobacco Free Campus
Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace
This toolkit provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus (TFC) initiative that includes a policy and comprehensive cessation services for employees. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) experience with implementing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tobacco-Free HHS initiative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control. Other focal points concerning the CDC are environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box was created by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development, and the AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts to provide information and step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve community health and development through leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, funding, and evaluation.

Healthier Pregnancy
Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide Affordable Care Act Covered Preventive Services addresses successful practices in implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations around obesity, alcohol, depression, intimate partner violence, tobacco, and breastfeeding in pre- and perinatal care settings.


Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention
The Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to combating alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino Communities through research, policy analysis, community education, training, and information dissemination.

Legacy's Truth Campaign
Truth is a campaign that is committed to exposing the hard truth about tobacco so that people can have all of the information necessary for making their own decisions concerning tobacco use.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. http://www.marchofdimes.com/

Moving Toward Health: Achieving Parity through Tobacco Control for All Communities
Information and resources on tobacco control and food & active living policy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, as well as in other priority populations.

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

National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
One of the nations largest non-governmental initiatives, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is fighting to protect children from tobacco and create a healthier environment by deglamorizing tobacco use, changing public policy, partnerships, education, and advocacy.

National Cancer Institute: Smokefree Women 
This website provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying ot quit smoking.

National Cancer Institute-Tobacco Control Research Branch
The mission of the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality caused by tobacco use through a comprehensive research program. The TCRB provides recommendations to the scientific and public health communities by synthesizing and disseminating research findings.

National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons
The National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP) serves as a national advocate for and source of information on tobacco and its effects on older persons. From NCTFOP’s web site one can link to the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP). SFELP provides resources useful to all states such as consultation and advice for businesses, government, and individuals on policies and practices to protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

National LGBT Tobacco Control Center
This network builds on the foundation of the LGBT community's Tobacco Action Plan. The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is working to support the many local tobacco control advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco health disparities for all LGBTs.

Out of Many, One
Out of Many, One: Campaign to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health believes that the attainment of the highest level of health and quality of life is a basic human and civil right. OMO assists community-based organizations, federal, state and local government agencies to build effective multicultural coalitions addressing minority health and health disparities.

Partnership for Prevention
Its mission is to protect and improve health through developing and advancing policies and programs by uniting the health interests of private organizations and federal, state, and local governments.

Smoke Free Homes Project 
A comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians the effective methods to reduce children's secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.

The Praxis Project
A national nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems. Committed to closing the health gap facing communities of color, they forge alliances for building healthy communities.

What Works? A Guide to Smoking Cessation Methods
A quick reference guide for health care providers based on the "Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence - 2008 Update" Clinical Practice Guideline.

World Health Organization-Tobacco Free Initiative
The Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) is a WHO cabinet project created to focus international attention, resources and action on the global tobacco pandemic that kills four million people a year today. Every tobacco death is preventable. That is TFI's message and challenge.