Tobacco Control Policy Resources

1. CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2014
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 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
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 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.
3. World Health Organization MPOWER
 MPOWER measures, which correspond to ≥1 articles of the Framework Convention, assist in reducing the demand for tobacco products at country level. MPOWER components include the following:
  Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies
  Protect people from tobacco smoke
  Offer help to quit tobacco use
  Warn about the dangers of tobacco
  Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship
  Raise taxes on tobacco
4. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
 The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
5. Truth Initiative
 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.
6. American Lung Association
 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
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 The purpose of HUD’s Action Guide is to encourage public housing authorities and owners/agents of subsidized or market rate multifamily housing to adopt smoke-free policies.
8. American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
 The Richmond Center provides the education, training, and tools to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand tobacco smoke.