Tobacco Related Links

For more information on other tobacco-related research, prevention and treatment projects and news, refer to the following list of government sponsored and nongovernmental organization Web sites.

Government sponsored organizations

CDC Tobacco Information and Prevention Source is a production of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This site is a prime government resource for facts and educational materials related to tobacco use and its consequences for public health.

The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is the sole Federal organization with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse prevention services. The Center provides national leadership in the development of policies, programs and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce the negative consequences of using substances.

The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information is the information service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP.) NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse supports over 85 percent of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. NIDA supported science addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse, ranging from the molecule to managed care, and from DNA to community outreach research.

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth, formerly known as the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation, was established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly. Its mission is to manage the allocation of a portion of Virginia's funds from the Master Settlement Agreement with tobacco product manufacturers to tobacco-use prevention initiatives and the promotion of healthy living habits.  It sponsors programs to reduce the current use of tobacco products by children and teenagers in Virginia and to prevent the use of these products by youth in the future.

Nongovernmental organizations

American Cancer Society: Child and Teen Tobacco Use is a brief compendium of facts about youth tobacco use.

The American Council on Science and Health, Inc. is a consumer education consortium concerned with issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health.

The American Legacy Foundation is a national, independent public health foundation located in Washington, D.C. The foundation collaborates with national, state and local organizations through grant awards, research initiatives, marketing efforts and training programs in an effort to reduce tobacco use in the United States.

The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Originally founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is the national nonprofit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy and to assuring excellence in state-based public health practice.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a clearinghouse for information regarding the tobacco industry, the tobacco settlement and tobacco-use prevention.