Policy and Advocacy

Tobacco use has declined a bit in recent years, but the fact remains that tobacco-related diseases and illness is 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.

AAP Policy & Advocacy Resources
Read about the Academy's policies on tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, and get resources related to tobacco control.

Policy and Advocacy Organizations
Find information on organizations that are helping to lead tobacco control policy and advocacy efforts.

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