Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) is a national lobbying organization (501 (c) 4) 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.

The national, independent American Legacy Foundation was created in 1999 out of the landmark Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the tobacco industry, 46 state governments and five U.S. territories. Legacy develops programs to address the health effects of tobacco use, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, including youth, low-income Americans, the less educated, and racial, ethnic and cultural minorities.

The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

The Association for Nonsmokers–Minnesota (ANSR) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the human and economic costs of tobacco use in Minnesota. is a free, interactive website to help smokers re-learn life without cigarettes.  The site, developed by the American Legacy Foundation in partnership with Mayo Clinic, offers a free, personalized quit plan and support community to help people prepare to quit and stay quit.

In November 2012, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched, a comprehensive website providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies (CDC/OSH, FDA, NIH/NCI, the Office of the Assistant Secretary, and the Office of the Surgeon General). This consolidated resource includes general information on tobacco as well as federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.

California’s Clean Air Project (CCAP), a project of ETR Associates, offers technical assistance to tribal casinos in California to voluntarily develop and adopt smoke-free workplace policies.

California Smokers’ Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. Helpline services are free, funded by the California Department of Public Health and by First 5 California.

The mission of the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death from the use of tobacco products.

The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing in California helps Proposition 99-funded projects throughout the state meet policy objectives using proven community organizing strategies, and serves as a statewide and local tobacco policy resource.

ChangeLab Solutions has worked on tobacco control policy for more than 15 years. Their tobacco control attorneys provide advocates, health professionals, government attorneys, and elected officials with tailored, high-quality products and services on tobacco control policies. Thanks to ongoing funding from the California Department of Health, many of those services are provided at no cost to California communities.

Clearway Minnesota is an independent, nonprofit organization that improves the health of all Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, action and collaboration.

The Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. (ILI)  was established in 2001 as a statewide effort to aid Latino-serving organizations throughout Indiana. As the lead agency of the CDC-funded National Latino Tobacco Control Network, ILI provides advocacy, leadership and collaboration addressing public health issues that affect Latino communities in Indiana and nationally. ILI has a Resource Center in its national offices in Indianapolis with an array of Latino/a health and tobacco control educational materials, bilingual curricula, Latino/a youth advocacy manuals, audiovisuals, fact sheets, and brochures.

The Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) researches the causes and solutions to the unequal impact of cancer and chronic disease affecting residents of South Texas, Texas and the nation to improve the health of all people while serving as a national model for health promotion research and education.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Control and Prevention Program – Project TRUST (Tobacco Reduction Using Effective Strategies and Teamwork) aims to further reduce smoking prevalence and decrease exposure to secondhand smoke, especially in disadvantaged communities, by implementing evidence-based policies and environmental change strategies that promote tobacco cessation and smoke-free environments.

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization devoted solely to support and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The National Hispanic Science Network on Drug Abuse (NHSN) is dedicated to improving the health equity of Hispanics by: Increasing the amount, quality, and dissemination of interdisciplinary translational research; and Fostering the development and advancement of Hispanic scientists to promote future leaders.

Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health, the National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention provide leadership and expertise in the development of policy related initiatives and utilization of proven or potentially promising practices for targeting interventions for specific subgroups experiencing tobacco-related disparities. The six (6) Networks selected for the current five-year cycle (2008-2013) are:

  • Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL) PROMISE Network
  • Break Free Alliance
  • National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
  • National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN)
  • National Native Network (NNN)
  • The Network for LGBT Health Equity

The National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (NTCC) was formed in June 2005 to improve public health by increasing successful cessation among tobacco users in the U.S. and Canada through collaborative efforts of committed organizations.

National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is an international, non-profit membership organization based in Oakland, California. NAQC seeks to promote evidence-based quitline services across diverse communities in North America.  NAQC membership is comprised of quitline service providers, funders of quitlines, researchers and strategic partners.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control. OSH is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, which is located within CDC’s Coordinating Center for Health Promotion. 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.

Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network is a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to combat cancer among Latinos. Core activities include promoting training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities in Latino communities. ( provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and institutions to develop and implement action plans around smoking cessation.

The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. provides valuable information regarding tobacco control and prevention efforts across the United States.

The Tobacco Atlas documents the tobacco industry’s impact on productivity, trade, and the global economy as the well as the burden of death, disease, and disability caused by the use of tobacco products.

A statewide project of the California Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program (TCP), the Tobacco Control Evaluation Center offers consulting and training in evaluation of social service and disease prevention programs.

The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium is an award-winning national legal network for tobacco control policy. Drawing on experts in its eight affiliated legal centers, the Consortium works to assist communities with tobacco law-related issues, ranging from smoke-free policies to tobacco control funding laws to regulation of flavored cigarettes.

Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is comprised of the tobacco control program managers and additional staff from each state, territory, and D.C.  Drawing on the expertise and experience of its members, the Network seeks to raise the primacy of tobacco control in all state health agencies and foster collaboration and communication among state programs.

Find a world of tobacco education materials at the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC). Materials have been reviewed for cultural, educational, and language needs of various populations and selected based on recommendations by expert committees.

The Tobacco Education and Materials Lab (TEAM Lab) at the University of Southern California provides training and assistance to help projects funded by the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) make the most of their tobacco education materials.

Created by researchers at Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health, The Tobacco Portal is a resource center providing links to tobacco related data, reports, scientific information and publications. The Tobacco Portal organizes publicly available tobacco information into one location and categorizes resources that are useful for researchers and tobacco control experts.

The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission at the Indiana State Department of Health works to prevent and reduce the use of all tobacco products in Indiana and to protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke. Their vision is to significantly improve the health of Hoosiers and to reduce the disease and economic burden that tobacco use places on Hoosiers of all ages.

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. TTAC provides customized training support in various formats, expert technical assistance, and a wide variety of products and tools to help all levels of tobacco control efforts be successful.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans.

The U.S. Government’s official portal in Spanish offers current and authoritative information on federal, state, and local government programs and services in areas such as immigrationfederal benefitsemploymentbusinesshousingeducationhealth, nutrition, and safety, and many more.

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