Policy and Advocacy

Tobacco use has declined somewhat in recent years, but the fact remains that tobacco-related diseases and illness and 100% preventable and still a very big problem. This section offers some solutions and resources to solving the problems caused by tobacco use.


Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool
Discover an interactive resource to help focus your policy and advocacy goals. The tool is broken out into 3 main topics within tobacco control, and recommendations are offered for the actions at each of five levels of social environment.

Policy and Advocacy Resources
Read about the Academy's policies on tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, and get the latest news on specific tobacco control topics in the tobacco control issue briefs.

Find information on organizations who work with tobacco control policy change, as well as a database of tobacco control laws across the globe.

Review information about groups whose focus is advocating against tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. This list includes contacts within the AAP who can assist you.

Smoke-free Movies and Media
Get the facts about tobacco imagery and use in mainstream media, and what you can do about it.