Tobacco-Related Government Resources

Tobacco News, Health, Technical Assistance, and Monitoring Sites

  • Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - An international legal-action anti-smoking organization supported by contributions, that provides a resource for people who are concerned about non-smokers' rights, advocacy programs, global tobacco issues, and the latest tobacco news and updates.
  • American Lung Association of California - Information about how to keep your lungs healthy, and about this organization's national and community activities related to tobacco issues.
  • Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights - A California-based lobbying organization dedicated to the rights of non-smokers. The site features tobacco news updates from all over the nation, and provides networks for non-smokers' advocacy programs.
  • Breathe California - This organization works to reduce the impact of lung disease through prevention, education, advocacy and patient services.
  • California’s Clean Air Project – Provides technical assistance regarding secondhand smoke, training, and educational materials statewide, including to tribal casinos.
  • California Tobacco Control Program - The mission of the CTCP is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, CTCP empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free environment.
  • ChangeLab Solutions – An Oakland-based organization that assists communities to develop and improve tobacco control policies.
  • Food and Drug Administration Tobacco Products Center – Information about regulations, enforcement actions, products, and training.
  • Tobacco Free Alliance - Information and resources about how to quit smoking.
  • Tobacco BBS – A free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. This web site features news, information, tobacco-related links, alerts for tobacco control advocates, and open debate on a wide spectrum of tobacco issues.
  • Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (TCLC) - This program of the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law supports tobacco control policy change and the tobacco control movement throughout the United States. This site includes information on legal and policy measures to control the epidemic of tobacco use.
  • The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement: Enforcement of Marketing Restrictions (Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law).
  • Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium - This site assists organizations build and develop tobacco control programs.
  • University of California at San Francisco Tobacco Control Archives - The university's library maintains a California-based tobacco control archives, including over 14 million tobacco industry documents and The Cigarette Papers, by Stanton A. Glantz, John Slade, Lisa A. Bero, Peter Hanauer, and Deborah E. Barnes (fully searchable).
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative – Information about international efforts to curb the tobacco epidemic.
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Tobacco-Related Links for Youth, Parents and Educators

  • American Legacy Foundation - Legacy is dedicated to "Promoting Tobacco Free Generations". The foundation was established to reduce tobacco usage in the United States as outlined in the Master Settlement Agreement of November 1998.
  • California Department of Education Healthy Kids Program Office - The department's Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program (TUPE) supports tobacco prevention programs through California's local school districts or county offices of education. Grants and other programs are funded with California's Proposition 99 funds — The Tobacco Tax Initiative.
  • Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids - This national organization focuses on reducing tobacco use among America's children. The National Center for Tobacco Free Kids promotes youth advocacy and works in conjunction with health, civic, corporate, and youth groups that are also concerned with the reduction of tobacco use among young people.
  • Scene Smoking - This interactive site provides a useful tool to parents and children who enjoy the movie industry. It gives reviews on recent movies, provides information on smoking in movies, and gives insight to Hollywood’s stand on tobacco use in movies.
  • Smoke Free Movies - This site aims to reduce the U.S. film industry's role in tobacco marketing around the world.
  • TEENS - Foundation for Tobacco-Free Youth - Teens visit this site to understand the trials and tribulations of being a teen smoker with the help of Buttbreath and his sister Nicotina. View video clips and find out if you are being duped by the tobacco industry.
  • The Truth - This site was developed for teens by teens. The Truth campaign is a national tobacco prevention effort and represents the public education campaign supported by the American Legacy Foundation.
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Tobacco Industry-Related Links

  • Council for Tobacco Research (CTR) - This site provides public access to documents produced by The Council for Tobacco Research - U.S.A., Inc., relating to health and smoking actions pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement. CTR replaced the Tobacco Institute as the public relations and lobbying agents of tobacco companies. CTR and the Tobacco Institute were named as co-defendants in tobacco lawsuits due to what has been regarded as their attempts to cover up knowledge of smoking-related diseases associated with very early research.
  • Liggett Group Incorporated - This tobacco company was the only major company to settle with states on smoking related lawsuits prior to the Master Settlement Agreement. As a result they were not included as a defendant in California's suit.
  • Philip Morris Incorporated - The PMI Tobacco Litigation Document Site provides the public with access to documents related to smoking and health actions pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement.
  • R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company - The R.J.R. Tobacco Litigation Document Site contains documents produced by R.J. Reynolds relating to smoking and health actions pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement
  • Tobacco Archives - This site created pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement provides access to millions of pages of tobacco company documents that have been produced in civil smoking and health litigation in the United States.
  • Tobacco Institute (TI) - This site provides public access to documents produced by the now defunct Tobacco Institute relating to smoking and health actions pursuant to the Master Settlement Agreement. This non-profit corporation acted as the public relations and lobbying extension of the tobacco companies.
  • U.S. Treasury: Alcohol, Tobacco Tax, and Trade Bureau (TTB) - This site contains information for the tobacco industry on federal tobacco tax laws and regulations, tobacco statistics, and tax rates.
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