Our Partner Organizations
African Communities Public Health Coalition
The mission of the African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC) is to improve personal and community health and wellness within the African community by: increasing the availability of culturally-relevant physical and mental health services; providing education to reduce the stigma of physical and mental illness among African people; and facilitating social justice through advocacy.
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation's mission is to promote smokefree air through prevention education programs, information dissemination, technical assistance, training, and lobbying. The foundation has decades of experience, and specializes in how to prepare for tobacco industry interference, build support locally, and pass effective smokefree laws.
Breathe California of the Bay Area
As the local clean air and healthy lungs leader, Breathe California of the Bay Area fights lung disease in all its forms and works with its communities to promote lung health. We envision a world that promotes healthy lungs and a healthy environment. We believe in leadership through passion, integrity, excellence, accountability, and fiscal/social responsibility.
Breathe California Sacramento Region
Breathe California Sacramento Region is a non-profit organization located in the heart of Sacramento, CA. Their mission is to create clean air and healthy lungs for all of the Sacramento Region. They focus on wildfire-related air quality monitoring and responses, clean transportation availability, access and equity, tobacco control through youth engagement and local policy development, air quality improvement through food waste recycling, and more! Breathe strives to create a tobacco-free future and healthy air quality for generations to come.
California Health Collaborative: Unidos por Salud
Guided by its mission of “changing lives by improving health and wellness,” the California Health Collaborative implements an array of health promotion and disease prevention, youth development programs, as well as a variety of capacity-building initiatives throughout the state.
Clean Air for All: The Smoke-Free Public Housing Project
Clean Air for All: The Smoke-Free Public Housing Project provides training and technical assistance to public housing agencies, resident services staff, and public housing residents impacted by HUD’s smoke-free public housing rule. This project enhances stakeholders’ capacity to transition to and maintain successful smoke-free public housing environments for all.
Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial County
The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial County is dedicated to preventing access and exposure to tobacco smoke and tobacco products through education and policy change.
Compadres for Tobacco-Free Los Angeles County Project
The Compadres for Tobacco-Free Los Angeles County is a Los Angeles County Office of Education project funded by the California Tobacco Control Program with a goal to eliminate tobacco-related disparities and increase health equity among the Hispanic/Latinx priority population in Los Angeles County through a regional approach. The mission is to empower the Latinx community towards improving its health by offering resources and sharing information to create thriving smoke-free and tobacco-free schools, clinics, and neighborhoods.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Tobacco Use Prevention Program
The Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides resources and assistance to state and local partners for development, enhancement and evaluation of state and local initiatives to prevent death and disease from tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
The program focuses on four priority areas: 1) Preventing the initiation of tobacco use among young people, 2) Promoting quitting among tobacco users of all ages, 3) Eliminating nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke, and 4) Identifying and eliminating disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups
Leadership in Equity Action & Development
The LEAD project believes passionately in advocating for health equity and environmental justice for low-income people, and in communities of color. They do so by: pushing back against targeted tobacco product pricing, growing community advocates from local youth, and developing non-traditional partnerships with city planners. They know that innovative approaches to achieving health equity, like addressing tobacco use in the city planning process and collaborating with Black Students Unions, will help us to uplift our North State communities. LEAD is a project of the California Health Collaborative.
Live Smoke Free
Live Smoke Free is a non-profit program of the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota (ANSR) that promotes smoke-free policies in apartment buildings, condominiums, and other forms of housing. We educate building owners, managers, local policy makers, residents, and housing industry professionals about the benefits of smoke-free multi-housing.
Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center
The mission of Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC) is to gather, understand and promote the thoughts and feelings of rural California residents on current tobacco and cannabis policy. This will be done via large scale surveys across 11 counties of the San Joaquin Valley and adjoining mountains. The results will then be used to develop achievable policy recommendations that work towards reducing tobacco-related diseases and deaths in this overlooked and underserved region of California.
OUT Against Big Tobacco
OUT Against Big Tobacco (OABT) is Equality California’s campaign to reduce and remove the tobacco-related health disparities caused by Big Tobacco’s predatory marketing practices directed towards marginalized communities creating a culture around the use of a product they know is killing us. We advocate for evidence-based policies to reduce tobacco-related health disparities — especially those within our most vulnerable communities.
Tobacco Free CA
Tobacco Free California's mission is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death from the use of tobacco products. By working with local partners throughout the state, they strive to create tobacco-free environments, counter the aggressive marketing tactics of the tobacco industry, prevent youth from getting addicted to the tobacco industry’s deadly products, and help people quit as part of a larger strategy to change social norms about tobacco use and save lives.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program
The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and the use of tobacco products and mitigates the human and economic costs of tobacco product use in California. Under the 2019 call for applications, TRDRP awarded over $57 million dollars to 28 institutions across California.
University of California San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for over 60 faculty in 11 departments and all four schools at UCSF. It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.
Washoe County Health District
The Washoe County Health District serves to protect and enhance the well-being and quality of life for all in Washoe County.
Other Trusted Advocates
Action on Smoking and Health
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) advocates for innovative legal and policy measures to end the global tobacco epidemic. Since 1967, ASH has worked closely with allies to ensure that the public health community addresses the tobacco epidemic in a unified and coherent manner.
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council educates the public about the dangers of tobacco use. To more effectively reach and save Black lives, they also partner with public-serving agencies and community stakeholders to inform and direct national tobacco policies, practices and priorities.
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments' (ANHE) mission is to promote healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.
American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence
The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is committed to protecting children from tobacco and secondhand smoke. Clinicians, researchers, advocates, and families all play a critical role. The Richmond Center offers tools and resources to help clinicians and communities, as well as supports research and policy development to create a healthy environment for children, adolescents, and families.
American Cancer Society Action Network
The America Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is an organization that empowers volunteers to influence change and impact the future of cancer. From gaining dramatic increases in funding for cancer research to ensuring all Americans have access to cancer care, their work is saving lives that lead to new innovative breakthroughs in how to fight this disease.
American Heart Association
From humble beginnings, the American Heart Association has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 3,400 employees.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is a leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For 115 years, they have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.
American Public Health Association
American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. APHA is the only organization that combines a nearly 150-year perspective, a broad-based member community and the ability to influence policy to improve the public's health.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is a national nonprofit organization representing public health agencies in the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia, and over 100,000 public health professionals these agencies employ. ASTHO’s mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the public’s health and well-being with the hope of advancing health equity and optimal health for all.
Breathe California of the Bay Area
As the local lung health leader, Breathe California of the Bay Area fights lung disease in all its forms and works with its communities to promote lung health. They envision a world that promotes healthy lungs and a healthy environment. They believe in leadership through passion, integrity, excellence, accountability, and fiscal/social responsibility.
California Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Branch
The mission of the California Tobacco Control Program is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, the California Tobacco Control Program empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free environment.
California Smoker's Helpline & Center for Tobacco Cessation
The California Smoker's Helpline is a resource current smokers can turn to for quitting support. The California Smokers’ Helpline is operated by the Moores UCSD Cancer Center under the direction of Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine. The California Smoker's Helpline also provides training and technical assitance through the Center for Tobacco Cessation.
California's Clean Air Project
California's Clean Air Project (CCAP) offers technical assistance to tribal casinos in California to voluntarily develop and adopt smoke-free workplace policies. CCAP also works with leaders, policymakers, and health departments at the county and state levels. CCAP’s goal is to promote smoke-free work places for casino workers and smoke-free gaming for the public.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, they promote the adoption of proven solutions that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to reduce deaths and prevent chronic diseases that result from tobacco use. The agency and its partners promote tobacco control interventions, including actions to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco, smoke-free environments, programs to help tobacco users quit, and steps to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in different population groups.
Cigarette Butt Pollution Project
Cigarette Butt Polution Project is a ground-breaking partnership between public health and environmental advocacy groups. They advocate for effective butt-free policies by encouraging community dialogue, conduct research into the toxicity of tobacco waste and the economics of cleaning up cigarette waste, and provide expert assistance to governments, communities, organizations and individuals seeking to reduce the environmental burden of cigarette butt waste.
Comite Civico del Valle, Inc.
Comite Civico del Valle, Inc. (CCV) was founded on the principle that “Informed People Build Healthy Communities” and continues to incorporate this in all partnerships, research, and civic engagement taken by their organization. CCV operates with the endeavor of improving the lives of disadvantaged communities; informing, educating, and engaging the community's civic participation.
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
NAATPN.Inc. is a 20-year-old organization that exists to facilitate the implementation and promotion of comprehensive policies, community-led programs and culturally competent public health campaigns that benefit African Americans. We are committed to addressing the social and economic injustices that have marginalized our communities and led to deep health disparities.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
Public Health Law Center
The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law collaborates with others to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food, support physical activity, and address other causes of chronic disease. Their belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of their work.
Smokefree.gov was created by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Smokefree.gov is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ efforts to reduce smoking rates in the United States, particularly among certain populations.
Smoke-Free San Diego
Smoke-Free San Diego is a project of the San Diego Tobacco Free Communities Coalition, a group of agencies and individuals who fight for smoke-free air and mobilize the community to help bring about policy change. Over the past twenty years, much progress has been made to protect San Diego residents and visitors, and their region’s environmental treasures, from the dangers associated with secondhand smoke, tobacco litter and protect children from illegal tobacco sales.
Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products
Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) is dedicated to rigorously exposing the tobacco industry’s efforts to derail tobacco control and hook a new generation of users. STOP works around the world, with a special focus on low-and middle-income countries where the industry is aggressively targeting communities and where the biggest populations are at risk for tobacco-related disease burden.
The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing
The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing was founded by the American Lung Association in California in 2002 to ensure local advocates across California have the skills, resources and information to be successful in protecting their neighbors and communities from the harmful effects of tobacco use. For more than 15 years, the Center has brought together tobacco control policy expertise, campaign consulting proficiency and community organizing skills to help provide California’s tobacco control movement with resources, tools and effective strategies to build political capital and achieve policy success.
Thirdhand Smoke Resource Center
Resource Center Team
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Policy Advisory Council
The Center’s Policy Advisory Council is composed of representatives from advocacy, business, government, and public health who bring diverse expertise to the issue of thirdhand smoke and health.
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