Resources

Toolkits & Resources

Use these great toolkits and resources to enhance your local work.

Reports

Access the latest data-rich reports from national partners.

Webinars

Download slides and recordings from our quarterly webinars.

Opportunities for Engagement

These events offer great opportunities for you to engage youth in tobacco control.

National Organizations

A list of leading national tobacco control partners.

Youth Programs by State

Connect with other youth tobacco control programs around the country.

FREE TRAINING:

Taking Down Tobacco brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and generously supported by the CVS Health Foundation

Take free online courses to get the knowledge, skills and tools you need to fight tobacco use in your community. Geared towards middle and high-school students, this comprehensive online program provides both introductory and advanced skills-based training to engage new youth in the fight against tobacco and help young leaders take their advocacy to the next level.

TOOLKITS:

CDC Best Practices Guide for Youth Engagement (PDF) brought to you by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information for program managers on the best practices for engaging youth as a part of a comprehensive tobacco control program

Youth Activism Toolkit (Website) brought to you by Truth Initiative
Everything youth activists need to know to fight tobacco use in schools and communities

Kick Butts Activities Database (Website) brought to you by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
A comprehensive, printable database of creative, youth-friendly anti-tobacco activities that can be sorted by price, age and difficulty.

Tobacco Free College Campus Student Toolkit (Website) brought to you by the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative
A comprehensive toolkit for students advocating for tobacco-free college campuses.

RESOURCES:

Tobacco Industry Documents

Truth Initiative Tobacco Documents Library | industrydocuments.library.ucsf.edu

Philip Morris Documents Online | www.pmdocs.com

Tobacco Documents Online | www.tobaccodocuments.org

Resources on Quitting

Smokefree.gov | www.smokefree.gov

Smokefree Teen | www.teen.smokefree.gov

Smokefree Women | www.women.smokefree.gov

EX | www.becomeanex.org

North America Quitline Consortium | www.naquitline.org

Other Resources

ATTACK | www.attacktobacco.net

Smoke Free Movies | www.smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu

Scene Smoking | www.scenesmoking.org

Counter Tobacco | www.countertobacco.org

Tobacco.org (Tobacco News and Information) | www.tobacco.org

Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative | www.tobaccofreecampus.org

Trinkets and Trash | www.trinketsandtrash.org

REPORTS:

The Flavor Trap (Website) brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [March 2017]

2016 Surgeon General’s Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [December 2016]
An easy to read summary of the major findings of the first Surgeon General’s report on e-cigarettes and youth.

Broken Promises to Our Children (Website) brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [December 2016]
A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later.

Played (PDF) brought to you by Truth Initiative [December 2015]
Smoking is prevalent and often glamorized in video games popular among youth, according to Played: Smoking and Video Games, a review of research from Truth Initiative.

Vaporized (PDF) brought to you by Truth Initiative [November 2015]
More than eight of 10 youth and young adults saw e-cigarette advertising in 2015, according to Vaporized: Youth and Young Adult Exposure to E-Cigarette Marketing, a new report from Truth Initiative.

Let’s Make the Next Generation Tobacco-Free: Your Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [Updated July 2015]
An easy to read summary of the major findings of the 2014 Surgeon General’s Report

Point of Sale Report to the Nation (Website) brought to you by Counter Tobacco [2015]
The Point-of-Sale Report to the Nation is a series of reports released by researchers that shine a light on what’s currently happening in the US retail environment. Uncover the latest information about US tobacco retailer density, product availability, industry POS marketing tactics and the policy activity taking place to address these issues.

WEBINARS:

12.7.17 – Tobacco in Popular Culture – Truth Initiative

1.12.17 – Getting to Know Taking Down Tobacco – Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

5.12.16 – Engaging Youth in the Summer – Youth & adult panelists from Reality Check, Tx Say What!, Truth Initiative and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

1.14.16 – Reducing Tobacco Ads & Creating Healthy CommunitiesRyan Coffman, Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Health

10.8.15 – Denormalizing Tobacco through Comprehensive School PolicyDave Garison, Statewide Tobacco Policy Manager for Tobacco Free Florida; Jill Thompson Hutson, CEO of REDE Group

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT:

Kick Butts Day brought to you by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
A national day of activism where 1,000+ events are held to stand up, speak out and seize control against Big Tobacco.

World No Tobacco Day brought to you by The World Health Organization
A global call to highlight the health risks of tobacco

Great American Smoke Out brought to you by American Cancer Society
A day for smokers to stop using tobacco and learn about the resources to help them stay quit

International Week of Action brought to you by Smoke Free Movies
A chance for youth groups, parent groups, health organizations and consumer alliances in different countries to pressure the globalized film and tobacco industries in a highly coordinated way during the week of the Academy Awards

National Drugs & Alcohol Facts Week brought to you by the National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to SHATTER THE MYTHS about drugs, including tobacco.

Youth Advocates of the Year Awards brought to you by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Honoring top young leaders from across the country who have fought hard to promote tobacco legislation, expose tobacco marketing to kids and keep peers from using tobacco. Youth winners serve as Youth Ambassadors for Tobacco-Free Kids for a year-long term and receive training and leadership opportunities.

Youth Advocacy Symposium brought to you by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Every summer, select youth advocates are welcomed to Washington, DC for a multi-day training. Youth learn about media advocacy, grassroots advocacy and legislative advocacy, and put their skills into practice by advocating with their legislators on Capitol Hill.

National Summit on Youth Activism brought to you by Truth Initiative
The National Summit on Youth Activism is an intensive week-long summer training program for high school students. Each year up to 100 youth are selected to attend the Summit which focuses on activism, community engagement, traditional and new media, and organizing through the lens of social justice.

Youth Activism Fellowship brought to you by Truth Initiative
Through this 12-month leadership program, Legacy nurtures and develops young adult leaders ages 18-24 committed to making their communities healthier through tobacco control. The fellowship includes training and technical assistance that helps advance local projects and national initiatives.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Action on Smoking and Health | www.ash.org

American Cancer Society | www.cancer.org

American Heart Association | www.heart.org

American Lung Association | www.lung.org

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights | www.no-smoke.org

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | www.tobaccofreekids.org

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) | www.ttac.org

Truth Initiative | www.truthinitiative.org

truth® | www.thetruth.com

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS BY STATE:

Arizona – STAND | www.StandAZ.com

Arkansas – Youth Extinguishing Smoking (YES) Team | www.yesteam.org

California – California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) | www.cyanonline.org

Colorado – The Bacchus Network | www.tobaccofreeu.org

Delaware – Kick Butts Generation (KBG) | www.ysmoke.org

District of Columbia – DC Teens Who Don’t

Florida – Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) | www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/teens

Georgia – Gwinnett United in Drug Education (GUIDE, Inc.) | www.guideinc.org

Indiana – VOICE | www.voiceindiana.org

Iowa – ISTEP (Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) | www.iowastep.org

Kansas – RESIST | www.resisttobacco.org

Louisiana – Defy | www.tobaccofreeliving.org

Maine – Maine Youth Action Network | www.myan.org

Maryland – Maryland Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits (TRASH) | www.marylandtrash.com

Maryland – Maryland Students Together Organizing Prevention Strategies (STOPS) | www.marylandstops.com

Massachusetts – The 84 | www.the84.org

Minnesota – Start Noticing | www.startnoticing.org

Mississippi – Generation Free | www.generationfree.com

Montana – reACT Against Corporate Tobacco | www.reactmt.com

Nebraska – No Limits | www.nolimitsnebraska.com

New Hampshire – Breathe New Hampshire | www.breathnh.org

New Mexico – Evolvement | www.theevolvement.org

New York – Reality Check | www.realitycheckofny.com

North Carolina – Tobacco Reality Unfiltered | www.tru.nc.gov

Ohio – Project P.A.N.D.A. | www.projectpanda.com

Oklahoma – OK Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) | www.ok.gov/okswat

Pennsylvania – Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU) | www.truinpa.org

South Carolina – Rage Against the Haze | www.rageagainstthehaze.com

Texas – Say What! | www.txsaywhat.com

Utah – OUTRAGE | www.tobaccofreeutah.org

Vermont – Our Voices Exposed | www.ovx.org

Virginia – Y Street | www.ystreet.org

West Virginia – Raze | www.razewv.com

Wisconsin – FACT | www.factmovement.org