Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL)
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) seeks to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.
Tools: training and technical assistance in capacity building, leadership development, education, advocacy, network development; fact sheets, toolkits
Colonias Program - Promotoras Model, Texas A&M University
The Texas A&M Colonias Saludables program sought to pass comprehensive smoke-free ordinances in two small cities, Progreso and Alton, Texas. The Colonias Saludables program was started in 1991 to reduce isolation of residents through a "promotora" model, a peer to peer education approach to facilitate connections for individuals to access education, employment, and health/human services including 8 community resource centers.
Houston Communities for Safe Indoor Air (HCSIA)
HCSIA represents a strong model of the ways that groups used their grassroots/community-based leverage to ensure that their priorities drove the larger tobacco policy agenda in Houston. HCSIA is comprised of organizations representing communities of color that came together in 2003 to lead policy change efforts in tobacco control and childhood obesity.
Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project (SNTEPP)
The Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project’s primary goal is to improve the health of Navajo people living on the Navajo Nation with a primary focus on children through commercial tobacco prevention, cessation, and policies, while respecting traditional practices and ceremonies associated with tobacco use.
Sociedad Latina Youth Development for Community Change
In 2003, Sociedad Latina sought to restore some funding for youth tobacco prevention in Boston. They had a clear strategy in mind—raising the annual $50 licensing fee that merchants were required to pay the city in order to sell tobacco. Working with a city councilor, the youth organizers co-authored an ordinance that would increase merchant tobacco permit fees, increase fines for retailers who sell tobacco to minors, and institute a "three strikes" rule requiring community input before reissuing vendor licenses to merchants who have lost their licenses because of repeated sales to minors. In 2004, the Boston City Council passed the ordinance. Learn more!
Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) TURF - Tobacco Use Reduction Force
YLI operates Prevention Youth Councils, which are youth-led coalitions that advocate for policies that reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use, violence, and other high-risk behaviors. TURF youth are working with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, city attorneys, and the San Francisco Planning Department to develop a land-use ordinance—the first of its kind in the U.S.—that will effectively address the over concentration of tobacco retailers in disadvantaged and marginalized communities of San Francisco.
RESOURCES for TOBACCO CONTROL ORGANIZING
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
Mission: To serve as a national organization dedicated to facilitating the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent tobacco control programs to benefit communities and people of African descent.
Tools: technical assistance providers, fact sheets, psa toolkit and samples, funding directory by state
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANR)
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization (501 (c) 4), dedicated to nonsmokers' rights.
Tools: technical assistance for campaign planning, smokefree air trainings, US tobacco control laws database
Campaign 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.
Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TREND)
The Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) is a core group of researchers from diverse disciplines and institutions who are working together to increase our understanding of the relationship between tobacco and health disparities.
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
As the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control, we develop, conduct, and support strategic efforts to protect the public's health from the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Tools: fact sheets, Media Campaign Resource Center, Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
World Health Organization
Worldwide burden of disease from exposure to second-hand smoke
Tobacco Scam: How Big Tobacco Uses and Abuses the Restaurant Industry
TobaccoScam aims to sharply curtail Big Tobacco's use and abuse of the U.S. hospitality industry to protect its profits at your expense.
Tools: fact sheets, ads, resource library
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, Emory University - Rollins School of Public Health
The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) is dedicated to assisting national, state, regional and local tobacco control programs, coalitions, networks and other interested parties to promote CDC-recommended program and policy best practices.
Tools: model ordinances and policies, policy reports, advocacy toolkits
American Cancer Society (ACS)
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
American Lung Association (ALA)
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.