This is an evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. The guide describes an integrated programmatic structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides levels of state investment to prevent and reduce tobacco use in each state. Recommended funding levels for tobacco control programs for each state in the US are described.
2. World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic. It aims to tackle some of the causes of that epidemic, including complex factors with cross-border effects, such as trade liberalization and direct foreign investment, tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship beyond national borders, and illicit trade in tobacco products.
Known previously as the American Legacy Foundation, Truth Initiative was established in 1999 as part of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) among the major tobacco companies, 46 US states, the District of Columbia, and 5 US territories. Truth Initiative is dedicated to studying and providing public education about the impact of tobacco to reduce its use and associated death and disease. Under the terms of the MSA, Truth Initiative is restricted from advocacy or lobbying. However, Truth Initiative may educate the public on the addictive nature of nicotine and the dangers of smoking.
The American Lung Association (ALA) includes tobacco control advocacy as part of its mission. In addition to other activities, the ALA prepares an annual report, “The State of Tobacco Control,” and grades each state in the United States on its tobacco control efforts. The ALA is a leading voluntary health organization focused on improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. Eliminating tobacco use and tobacco-related lung disease is a key part of the mission of the ALA.
7. US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Smoke Free Multifamily Housing: HUD’s Action Plan to Create Smoke-free Multifamily Housing