Outside Resources

New York Resources

New York Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control

The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control (BTC) implements evidence-based and promising strategies to prevent and reduce tobacco use throughout New York. The BTC website contains useful information concerning tobacco control policies and links to community-based tobacco control programs throughout New York.

New York State Cancer Consortium

The New York State Cancer Consortium (NYSCC) is a network of individuals and organizations that collaborate to address the cancer burden in New York State. The site contains tools and resources for individuals and organizations interested in cancer prevention efforts.

New York State’s health rules, regulations, and laws

Compilation of the rules, regulations, and laws of New York State.

Tobacco Free New York

Resources for individuals and organizations interested in reducing the burden of tobacco on New Yorkers, including links to local community partnerships.


SmokeFreeHousingNY is comprised of community partnerships      assisting public housing authorities, nonprofit community development corporations and market rate apartment management companies to adopt no-smoking policies in their communities.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Tobacco Control

New York City’s tobacco control program provides information about tobacco control laws and enforcement activities, resources for quitting smoking, and other information for city employees, media, researchers, tobacco retailers, and healthcare providers.

Vermont Tobacco Control Resources

Vermont Department of Health, Tobacco Control Program

The Vermont Department of Health provides information about tobacco use and other health indicators in Vermont and describes tobacco control policy areas.

Federal Public Health Resources

U.S. Surgeon General Tobacco, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Breastfeeding Support

Resources concerning key public health issues from the U.S. Surgeon General.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tobacco and Cancer Prevention and Healthy People

CDC Resources concerning tobacco control, cancer prevention and the national objectives to guide health promotion and disease prevention.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products

The FDA website contains information on tobacco products and their use, as well as enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

U.S. Health and Human Services Community Guide

The FDA website contains information on tobacco products and their use, as well as enforcement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Multi-State Tobacco Control Resources

Interactive Tobacco Map Provides Latest Data on State Smoking Laws

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation map providing a nationwide picture of state efforts on key tobacco control policies.

Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data

Americans for NonSmokers’ Rights provides information about state and local tobacco control policies.

Smoke-Free State and Local Campaigns

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) map providing information on smoke-free air laws in each state.

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resource for current and historical state-level data on tobacco use, prevention and control.

Tobacco Policy Project/State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)

The American Lung Association’s SLATI tracks state tobacco control laws.

U.S. State and Local Issues State Tobacco Taxes

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids provides links to key U.S. state and tobacco taxes.

Trinkets & Trash: Artifacts of the Tobacco Epidemic

Surveillance system and archive that monitors, collects and documents current and historic tobacco products and tobacco industry marketing materials and tactics for research and educational purposes. Find images of advertisements, direct mailings, e-mails, sweepstakes, coupon promotions and brand websites here.

Tobacco Industry/Litigation documents

Legacy Tobacco Documents Library

Resource for tobacco industry documents relating to product advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities.


Tobacco industry documents made available through the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.

Nonprofit and Advocacy Resources in Public Health

 American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Their website provides information on cancer prevention, including prevention through tobacco control policies and increasing healthy behaviors.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their website provides information about policies and programs designed to improve cardiovascular health, including tobacco control policies and policies designed to increase healthy behaviors.

American Legacy Foundation

Created as a part of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, the American Legacy Foundation provides information on personal and social factors that contribute to tobacco use among young people and adults, as well as the impact of tobacco control policies on tobacco use.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. Their website contains data and information on smoking cessation, tobacco control policies and other health issues.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights

Advocacy organization provides information on tobacco control policies and laws as well as tobacco industry activities. The organization also maintains a database of local tobacco control laws and regulations from around the country.

Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Policies and Practices for Healthy Youth

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program dedicated to improving the understanding of how policies and environmental factors influence diet, physical activity and obesity among youth, as well as youth tobacco use. The website provides information on the latest research, including research briefs and news articles. Coming soon is Tobacconomics.org, expected to provide advocates with information about the economics of tobacco use, including the influence of tobacco product pricing strategies on use rates.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is dedicated to reducing tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Their website contains information about youth tobacco use, industry activities and national and international tobacco control efforts.

ChangeLab Solutions – Tobacco Control, Childhood Obesity Prevention and Healthy Planning

ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based policy solutions to address public health issues, such as chronic disease and tobacco use. Their website includes a variety of resources such as reports, fact sheets and toolkits to assist public health advocates and decisionmakers in the areas of tobacco control, childhood obesity prevention and healthy planning, among others.


A resource for local, state and national organizations working to counteract tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale, this website contains information about industry marketing strategies, evidence-based policy options and advocacy materials.

The Food Trust

The Food Trust is dedicated to ensuring access to affordable, nutritious food. The website contains information about food insecurity and policy options to increase access to fresh food to improve public health.

Healthy Corner Stores Network

The Healthy Corner Stores Netowrk supports efforts to increase the availability and sales of healthy, affordable foods through small-scale stores in underserved communities. The website provides information about food insecurity, policy options to improve access to healthy food options and ongoing efforts to transform local corner stores around the country.

National Association of County & City Health Officials

NACCHO provides information on a range of public health topics, including tobacco control and chronic disease prevention. NACCHO’s Toolbox contains a collection of fact sheets and reports, templates, training materials and other valuable public health tools.

National Association of Local Boards of Health

NALBOH provides education and training materials on a range of public health topics, including tobacco control and chronic disease prevention.

Public Health Law Center – Tobacco Control, Healthy eating and Active living

The Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law conducts research and provides information on a variety of public health topics, including tobacco control, healthy eating and active living. Research reports, policy briefs, fact sheets and other resources are available on the website.

Public Health Online – Career Guide

Public Health Online is an education and career resource for public health students and professionals. Their free materials and tools span topics such as jobs and careers, educational program options and financial aid, pre-professional experience, and state and local government public health resources.

Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC)

Located at Emory University, TTAC assists organizations to develop effective tobacco control programs. Additionally, the website contains resources for tobacco control advocates including research reports and evidence-based policy options.


National and international tobacco-related news and information.

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

The Center is an affiliate of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, a legal network for tobacco control policy. Other affiliated members include:

ChangeLab Solutions

ChangeLab Solutions provides community-based solutions for common and preventable diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and asthma.

Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (New Jersey GASP)

GASP is a tobacco control policy and legal resource center providing educational information and technical assistance on tobacco control policy in New Jersey.

Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy

The Legal Resource Center for Health Policy at the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law is dedicated to providing legal support to communities, community groups, employers, local governments, and state legislators and agencies interested in reducing the negative health consequences of tobacco use.

The Public Health Advocacy Institute

The Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University’s School of Law is committed to research in public health law, public health policy development and provides legal technical assistance in the areas of tobacco control and childhood obesity.

Public Health Law Center

The Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law is a national non-profit organization of law and policy specialists that help health leaders, officials, and advocates use the law to advance public health.

Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP)

The Smoke-Free Environments Law Project at the Center for Social Gerontology, Inc. provides information, consultation and advice for businesses, local government and individuals in Michigan on policies and practices to protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and to address the legal requirements and liability issues related to ETS.

Images and other information about industry practices

Trinkets & Trash:  Artifacts of the Tobacco Epidemic