AAP State and Federal Affairs:
AAP Department of Federal Affairs
The Academy's Department of Federal Affairs is the Academy's voice on federal issues in Washington, DC, with Congress and the presidential administration. For nearly four decades, the legislative staff has worked to put, and keep, children's health on the national agenda.
AAP State Government Affairs
The Academy's Division of State Government Affairs is tasked with providing assistance to AAP state chapters as they advocate for children. Resources offered include materials that cover the legislative, research, and strategic dimensions of child health issues.
Tobacco Control Organizations:
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) mission is to free the world from cancer. They do so by funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. As tobacco use and exposure is a key risk factor for many cancers, ACS provides information on tobacco use and related health effects.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is active in the federal legislative and regulatory arenas to promote healthful policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use, especially among youth, as well as protecting non-smokers from exposure to secondhand smoke.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association leads tobacco control efforts, including advocating for FDA oversight over tobacco products, coverage of tobacco cessation treatment under health insurance plans, smoke-free workplace laws, increased tobacco taxes and other legislative measures and community programs that are crucial to reducing tobacco use and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.
Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. ATTUD has international reach, with members in the US, Canada, the UK and nearly two dozen other countries
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works to change public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, to prevent kids from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN)
NAATPN is a national organization dedicated to facilitating the development and implementation of comprehensive and community competent tobacco control programs to benefit communities and people of African descent.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
RWJF is committed to continuing and reinforcing the gains made in reducing tobacco use through focus on advocating for and strengthening policy changes that work to curb the use and exposure to tobacco.
Smoke Free Movies
This project, based out of the University of California at San Francisco, aims to sharply reduce the US film industry's usefulness to the tobacco industry's domestic and global marketing.
Known previously as the American Legacy Foundation, Truth Initiative was established in March 1999 as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement between a coalition of attorneys general in 46 states and five US territories and the tobacco industry. Truth Initiative is dedicated to promoting tobacco-free generations.
World Health Organization Tobacco Free Initiative
WHO Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) is part of the Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health cluster at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. They collaborate with WHO's country representatives and liaison officers to facilitate and advance WHO's tobacco control agenda.
Tobacco Control Resources:
American Lung Association State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
This online database tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces and tobacco taxes, on an ongoing basis.
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
This Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate all tobacco products. There is an added emphasis on preventing children and adolescents from using tobacco products, and reducing the impact tobacco products have on widespread public health.
PATH (Policy Advocacy on Tobacco and Health)
PATH is an initiative of the Praxis Project Inc, designed to simultaneously build bridges between tobacco control policy initiatives and strengthen the voice and capacity of communities of color in the tobacco control movement.
Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)
At the Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance help clients and their partners develop the professional skills, evidence-based programs and policy action needed to build healthier communities.
UAMS Smoke-Free Hospital Toolkit
This guide for implementing smoke-free policies was developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health.
University of Michigan: Smoke-free Campus Supervisor's Toolkit
The University of Michigan has created this toolkit to help guide supervisors through the implementation of a smoke-free campus. Information in this kit can easily be replicated to meet the needs of any institution.
US Smoke-free Lists, Maps, and Data
Created by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, these lists and maps detail smoke-free ordinances around the country by venue.
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Since 2005, it has become one of the most widely embraced treaties in United Nations history and has over 170 Parties.
International Tobacco/Health Organizations: