Tobacco control at the state level can have great impact on protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. Learn about state-specific resources including data and reports, advocacy, contacts and coalitions, and American Academy of Pediatrics community activities
What's the toll of tobacco in your State?
This resource from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows the impact of tobacco on residents of each state, and details state spending on tobacco control initiatives. Select "Facts and Issues" on the menu bar, then "Toll of Tobacco" to find your state.
State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
The American Lung Association tracks state tobacco control laws, such as smoking in public places and tobacco taxes.
State of Tobacco Control Report
This report details the major tobacco control policy efforts and their impact on reduction of tobacco use.
Smoke-Free Report and Tobacco Tax Report
From the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, these reports are available for each state, and offer concrete evidence that smoke-free laws and tobacco taxation strategies are effective.
CDC Tobacco State Fact Sheets
This resource from CDC contains an interactive US map that allows users to access fact sheets that illustrate the impact of tobacco prevention and control activities and the burden of tobacco use for each state and Washington DC.
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
The CDC's STATE System is an electronic data warehouse that contains up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use, prevention, and control.
Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control (SCS-TC)
The SCS-TC objectively measures the position of tobacco control in society. The data query feature allows you to gather national information on smoking cessation, mass communication and culture, and other areas.
These charts provide illustration of the changes states have experienced after raising their state cigarette taxes or passing statewide smoke-free laws.
Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage
This report from the American Lung Association is updated annually and offers information about what cessation coverage methods are covered by the largest health insurance programs in the United States.
State AAP Chapter
If you are interested in state-level advocacy, connect to your state's AAP Chapter.
AAP Division of State Government Affairs
The Division of State Government Affairs assists AAP chapters and members with addressing child and adolescent health and pediatric practice issues and strategies under consideration by state and local governments.
This site offers a listing of local newspapers and contact information for each. The media is a good venue to voice your opinion about tobacco-free laws and regulations.
Other National Efforts
Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE)
The CEASE Module was developed in 2005 after years of research to help child health care clinicians adjust their office setting to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.
Smoke-free Maps, Data, and Lists
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights updates data from cities and states all over the country to track trends in a variety of tobacco control topics like smoke-free places, tobacco taxes, and tobacco advertising restrictions.
Find Your State's Quitline Information
The North American Quitline Consortium lists details hours of operation, services offered, eligibility information, and languages spoken by the Georgia state quitline.
Click here for contacts within each state, including the state's tobacco control program, and a listing of county health departments which may be able to assist with in person cessation and support groups.
Please note that these are not complete listings and inclusion in the listings does not imply endorsement by the Richmond Center or the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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