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

Watch 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.

Smoking, Vaping & COVID-19:

Never has it been more important for smokers to quit and for individuals to avoid damaging their lungs by vaping

Statement & Resources from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Statement & Resources from the Truth Initiative

Statement from the World Health Organization

 

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

Take Down Tobacco 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:

Online Distance Learning Resources

The Rise of Vaping- Taking Down Tobacco

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit- Vaping Prevention: A Remote Learning Curriculum

CATCH My Breath- Distance Learning Resource

FDA/Scholastic- The Real Cost of Vaping

CVS Health/CATCH My Breath/Discovery Education- Be Vape Free 

 

Educational/Curriculum Resources

Taking Down Tobacco

Young Minds Inspired Taking Down Tobacco Lesson Plans

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

 

E-Cigarette Resources

The Rise of Vaping- Taking Down Tobacco

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit- E-Cigarettes & Vape Pens

CATCH MY Breath Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program

CDC E-Cigarette Overview

FDA- Scholarship Partnership- Youth Vaping Risks

FDA Education Campaign- The Real Cost of Vaping

Vaping Prevention Resource- University of North Carolina 

 

Resources on Quitting

This is Quitting – Text TAKEDOWN to 88709

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree Teen

Smokefree Women

EX

North American Quitline Consortium

 

School-Based Policy Resources

California Department of Education- Tobacco-Free School Campus Policy Toolkit

American Lung Association- Sample Tobacco-Free School Campus Policy

Public Health Law Center- Model Tobacco-Free Policy for Kansas Schools

Public Health Law Center- Addressing Student Tobacco Use in Schools: Alternative Measures

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit- Healthy Futures: An Alternative to Suspension Curriculum

Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit

American Lung Association- INDEPTH: An Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation

 

Tobacco Industry Documents

Truth Initiative Tobacco Documents Library

Philip Morris Documents Online

 

Other Resources

ATTACK

Smoke Free Movies

Counter Tobacco

Tobacco.org (Tobacco News and Information)

Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative

Trinkets and Trash

REPORTS:

Best Practices User Guides: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control (PDF) brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [December 2019]

Broken Promises to Our Children (Website) brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [December 2019] A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 21 Years Later.

While You Were Streaming (PDF) brought to you by Truth Initiative [January 2018]
Tobacco Use Sees a Renormalization in On-Demand Digital Content, Diluting Progress in Broadcast & Theaters

Broken Promises to Our Children (Website) brought to you by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids [December 2017]
A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later.

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:

To access slides from previous webinars, please contact the Youth Engagement Alliance (info@youthengagementalliance.org)

4.16.2020- Youth Engagement During the COVID-19 CrisisCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids & Truth Initiative

1.8.2020- Updated Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control and Prevention Stephanie Andersen, Washington University in St. Louis

11.21.19- Answering Your Questions on the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic: Status, Action, and What’s Next Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids 

6.13.19- Understanding & Addressing the E-Cigarette Epidemic through School-Based Policy Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, and the Public Health Law Center 

11.1.18- Back to School & JUUL Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids & Youth Engagement Alliance Leadership Team

10.11.18- Writing a Successful Conference AbstractNational Network of Public Health Institutes

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:

Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action brought to you by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
A national day of activism where youth and adults stand up and speak out 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.

truth® Ambassadors brought to you by Truth Initiative
Truth Initiative is looking for 10 young adult truth Ambassadors who are passionate about tobacco control and would like to develop a project that inspires smoke free communities on a national scale. Participants will receive a stipend and financial support for their project. 

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS BY STATE:

Arizona – STAND | www.StandAZ.com

Arkansas

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

– Project Prevent Arkansas | www.projectpreventar.org

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

Colorado – UpRISE Youth Tobacco Movement | www.upriseyouthmovement.org

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

District of Columbia – DC Teens Who Don’t

Florida – Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) | www.swatflorida.com

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

Hawaii – Hawaii Public Health Institute Youth Council | www.hiphi.org/youth

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 Jersey– Incorruptible.us | incorruptible.us

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.facebook.com/OVXVermont

Virginia – Y Street | www.ystreet.org

West Virginia – Raze | www.razewv.com

Wisconsin – FACT | www.factmovement.org