Toolkits & Resources

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


Access the latest data-rich reports from national partners.


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.


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.


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

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.


Educational/Curriculum Resources

Taking Down Tobacco | 

Young Minds Inspired Taking Down Tobacco Lesson Plan |

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit |

E-Cigarette Resources

The Rise of Vaping- Taking Down Tobacco |

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit- E-Cigarettes and 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 |

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 |

Resources on Quitting

This is Quitting | |

Smokefree Teen |

Smokefree Women |

EX |

North America Quitline Consortium |

Other Resources


Smoke Free Movies |

Scene Smoking |

Counter Tobacco | (Tobacco News and Information) |

Tobacco Free College Campus Initiative |

Trinkets and Trash |


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.


To access slides from previous webinars, please contact the Youth Engagement Alliance (

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


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.

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. 


Action on Smoking and Health |

American Cancer Society |

American Heart Association |

American Lung Association |

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights |

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids |

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) |

Truth Initiative |


Tips from Former Smokers |

Fresh Empire|

This Free Life |

The Real Cost |

truth® |


Arizona – STAND |

Arkansas – Youth Extinguishing Smoking (YES) Team |

California – California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) |

Colorado – The Bacchus Network |

Delaware – Kick Butts Generation (KBG) |

District of Columbia – DC Teens Who Don’t

Florida – Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) |

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

Indiana – VOICE |

Iowa – ISTEP (Students for Tobacco Education and Prevention) |

Kansas – RESIST |

Louisiana – Defy |

Maine – Maine Youth Action Network |

Maryland – Maryland Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits (TRASH) |

Maryland – Maryland Students Together Organizing Prevention Strategies (STOPS) |

Massachusetts – The 84 |

Minnesota – Start Noticing |

Mississippi – Generation Free |

Montana – reACT Against Corporate Tobacco |

Nebraska – No Limits |

New Hampshire – Breathe New Hampshire |

New Mexico – Evolvement |

New York – Reality Check |

North Carolina – Tobacco Reality Unfiltered |

Ohio – Project P.A.N.D.A. |

Oklahoma – OK Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) |

Pennsylvania – Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU) |

South Carolina – Rage Against the Haze |

Texas – Say What! |

Utah – OUTRAGE |

Vermont – Our Voices Exposed |

Virginia – Y Street |

West Virginia – Raze |

Wisconsin – FACT |