Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP)

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Tobacco Control-Related Links

For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email.

The following list will take you to a variety of anti-tobacco and smoking information resources and organizations:

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH): Domestic and global initiatives that include 1) Initiating advocacy and public policy initiatives to inform and motivate the public and others in the tobacco control movement, 2) Providing legal assistance, 3) Developing and distributing publications and research documents for tobacco control best practices; and 4) Building alliances and networks to engage the most qualified partners to cover various movement needs who are best suited to assist with specific topics.

American Non-Smokers' Rights Foundation (ANR Foundation): An educational nonprofit organization which creates comprehensive programs for youth of all ages on issues of smoking prevention, the benefits of smoke free air, and the right to breathe smoke free air. It provides educational resources for schools, health departments, medical organizations, and others interested in the issues surrounding smoking and secondhand smoke and has the only national repository of local tobacco-related ordinances and regulations in the United States. ANR Foundation's U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database serves as a key resource for researchers and media outlets which use their data to document trends and research the effectiveness of tobacco-related legislation. The Foundation's goals are to raise a smoke free generation that rejects tobacco use and tobacco industry manipulation and interference tactics, and to educate the community about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smoke free environments. We provide educational materials and training seminars for youth and adults to aid in the quest for a smoke free environment.

California Smokers' Helpline: A free statewide quit smoking service operated by the University of California, San Diego. The Helpline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, and one-on-one, telephone counseling to quit smoking. Services are available in six languages (English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese) and specialized services are also available for teens, pregnant women, and tobacco chewers.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: A leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, we strive to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThrough its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), it is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. Originally established in 1965 as the National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health, OSH is dedicated to reducing the death and disease caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

Food and Drug Administration: The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing pre-market applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.

Smoke-free Apartment House Registry: Created in 2001 in response to the many requests received from the public for information about rental units which are free of drifting tobacco smoke and want to protect themselves from the health hazards of secondhand smoke. The Registry offers a free vacancy listing service to apartment owners who have chosen to establish a total or partial non-smoking policy in their buildings. 

Smoke-free San Diego: An interactive website that charts the course of San Diego’s smoke-free movement. The American Lung Association in California and the San Diego Tobacco-Free Communities Coalition presents this website as a community resource to promote an understanding of smoke-free public policies, and the community leaders and advocates whose vision and commitment have made them a reality.

Tobacco Free California: An informational and interactive website, created by the California Department of Public Health-California Tobacco Control Program for Californians who want information on tobacco cessation and prevention, as well as the support and tools to break the tobacco addiction. The site features information about secondhand smoke, the tobacco industry, electronic smoking devices (e-cigarettes/vaping), the environments, other tobacco products, health, health equity, youth, and quitting smoking.

Truth Initiative: America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. Truth’s goals are to speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.

For more information phone 619-692-5514 or send us an email.

 

Webpage last updated 05/30/2017