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.
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.
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
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
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 18 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
Still Seeking Replacements (Website) brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [March 2015]
Despite legal settlements and laws that have curtailed their marketing, tobacco companies still spend huge sums – $8.8 billion a year – to market their deadly and addictive products, and they continue to entice and addict America’s kids.
Point of Sale Report to the Nation (Website) brought to you by Counter Tobacco 
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.
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 Communities – Ryan Coffman, Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager for the Philadelphia Department of Health
10.8.15 – Denormalizing Tobacco through Comprehensive School Policy – Dave Garison, Statewide Tobacco Policy Manager for Tobacco Free Florida; Jill Thompson Hutson, CEO of REDE Group
7.8.15 – Evidence-based Tobacco Prevention Programs – Dr. Terry Pechacek; Professor of Health MGMT & Policy at Georgia State University School of Public Health
5.21.15 – Youth Engagement and the Tobacco Control Act – Stacy Gagosian, Director of Government Affairs at Truth Initiative
10.14.14 – Point of Sale: Tips & Tools to Gain Traction – Counter Tobacco, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
4.29.14 – Diversifying the Field Webinar – Debbie Fischer, Lorraine Lathen
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.
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