Policy

Learn more about the organizations that are helping to lead tobacco control policy efforts, as well as how these organizations can provide information and resources to assist in your own efforts.

Tobacco Control Laws
This site offers a database of tobacco control laws and litigation decisions from around the world, and enable visitors to conduct searches by country or keyword.

Interactive Tobacco Maps
These maps show which states have state-wide smoke-free laws, what the cigarette tax rates are, and how much each state spends on tobacco control.

Organizations That Lead Tobacco Control Policy Efforts

American Lung Association State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
This online database tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces and tobacco taxes, on an ongoing basis.

American Lung Association Providing Technical Assistance for Effective Tobacco Cessation Policies
This ALA project focuses on policies around tobacco cessation coverage and health systems change and offers a wealth of resources and listservs for more information.

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
This Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate all tobacco products. There is an added emphasis on preventing children and adolescents from using tobacco products, and reducing the impact tobacco products have on widespread public health.

PATH (Policy Advocacy on Tobacco and Health)
PATH is an initiative of the Praxis Project Inc, designed to simultaneously build bridges between tobacco control policy initiatives and strengthen the voice and capacity of communities of color in the tobacco control movement.

TTAC Policy Resources
The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium, or TTAC, maintains a comprehensive list of policy reports and guidelines, organizations that work on tobacco control policies, and helpful toolkits for those looking for help impacting policy change.

UAMS Smoke-Free Hospital Toolkit
This guide for implementing smoke-free policies was developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Public Health.

University of Michigan: Smoke-free Campus Supervisor's Toolkit
The University of Michigan has created this toolkit to help guide supervisors through the implementation of a smoke-free campus. Information in this kit can easily be replicated to meet the needs of any institution.

US Smoke-free Lists, Maps, and Data
Created by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, these lists and maps detail smoke-free ordinances around the country by venue.

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Since 2005, it has become one of the most widely embraced treaties in United Nations history and has over 170 Parties.