American Cancer Society (ACS) http://www.cancer.org/
The American Cancer Society works to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. ACS is a leader in the global cancer control movement, addressing the growing global cancer and tobacco burden fighting cancer through a variety of cancer and tobacco control programs and activities.
American Heart Association (AHA) http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
The American Heart Association works to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Lung Association (ALA) http://www.lungusa.org/associations/states/california/
The American Lung Association in California saves lives and improves the health of Californians and their lungs. Through research, education and advocacy, ALA fights to reduce smoking, keep the air we breathe clean, prevent and treat lung diseases such as asthma and COPD, and eliminate lung cancer.
American’s for Nonsmokers’ Rights (ANR) http://www.no-smoke.org/
American’s for Nonsmokers’ Rights is dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth.
California Environmental Protection Agency—Air Resources Board (ARB) http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/ets/links.htm
The California Air Resource Board works with the public, the business sector, and local governments to protect the public's health, the economy and the state's ecological resources through the most cost-effective reduction of air pollution. ARB has declared secondhand smoke as a toxic air contaminant.
California Smokers' Helpline (CSH) http://www.californiasmokershelpline.org/
Helping Californians kick the habit since 1992, the California Smokers' Helpline is a free telephone quit smoking program for California residents (1-800-NO-BUTTS). The Helpline provides direct cessation services to the public-in five different languages (English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese). Other activities and services include research of new counseling protocols, and outreach to tobacco control and health care professionals looking for an effective referral resource for their clients and patients who want to quit smoking.
California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP) http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Tobacco/Pages/default.aspx
The California Tobacco Control Program works on improving the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, CTCP empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free environment.
California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) http://www.cyanonline.org/
The California Youth Advocacy Network is a statewide organization dedicated to supporting youth and young adult tobacco prevention advocates and tobacco control agencies throughout California.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/index.php
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids aims to change public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, they strive to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC through its Office on Smoking and Health (OSH), is the lead federal agency for comprehensive tobacco prevention and control.
Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing (The Center) http://www.center4tobaccopolicy.org/
The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing serves as a state and local tobacco policy resource and provides technical assistance on achieving policy objectives using community organizing strategies. Resources offered by The Center include: Policy Briefs and Legislative Updates, educating legislators, campaign consultation and planning, facilitation of the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart, and local and regional trainings on such topics as assessing your political environment and coalition recruitment.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/smoking
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Public Health Law & Policy—Technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC) http://www.phlpnet.org/tobacco-control
Technical Assistance Legal Center provides California communities with online resources (e.g. model ordinances, legal memos, fact sheets, etc.) and free legal technical assistance on tobacco control policy issues, such as reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and preventing illegal sales to minors. TALC staff attorneys provide advocates, health professionals, government attorneys, and elected officials in California with high-quality products and services on tobacco control policies. Staff can also offer tailored support throughout the process of law and policy development, including providing research on specific legal issues and analyzing draft ordinances and policies.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) http://www.trdrp.org/
The mission of Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program is to support research that focuses on the prevention, causes, and treatment of tobacco-related disease and the reduction of the human and economic costs of tobacco use in California. The program goals are to fund excellent research addressing all aspects of tobacco use; to widely disseminate the research findings through a variety of media; to encourage and support new scientific infrastructures and networks critical for a comprehensive approach to tobacco control; and to serve as an information resource for those interested in issues of tobacco control.
Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee (TEROC)
Tobacco Education Research Oversight Committee is a legislatively mandated advisory committee charged with overseeing the use of Proposition 99 tobacco tax revenues for tobacco control and prevention education and for tobacco-related research. In performing this mandate, the Committee provides advice to the Department of Public Health, the University of California, and the State Department of Education regarding the administration of the Proposition 99-funded programs. The Committee also publishes and periodically updates a state master plan for tobacco control and tobacco-related research, and makes recommendations to the State Legislature for improving Proposition 99-funded tobacco control and tobacco-related research efforts in California.
This website is a place to learn more about eliminating tobacco from daily lives. It is for people who want information on quitting or motivating others to quit. To help create a tobacco-free world, the California Department of Public Health's anti-tobacco campaign educates Californians on the realities of smoking, addiction, secondhand smoke exposure and tobacco advertising and promotions.