Data and Reports for Pennsylvania
What's the toll of tobacco in Pennsylvania?
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows how much the state is spending on tobacco control, and details the impact of tobacco use on residents of Pennsylvania.
State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI)
The American Lung Association tracks state tobacco control laws, such as smoking in public places, and tobacco taxes.
State of Tobacco Control Report
This report details the major tobacco control policy efforts and their impact on reduction of tobacco use in Pennsylvania.
Smoke-Free Report and Tobacco Tax Report
From the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, these reports are available for each state, and offer concrete evidence that smoke-free laws and tobacco taxation strategies are effective.
Tobacco Control Highlights Report
This report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), details the prevalence and health impacts associated with tobacco use.
State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System
The CDC's STATE System in an electronic data warehouse that contains up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use, prevention, and control.
- Reports by Topic
The CDC's STATE System also breaks down information by specific topics, and allows for comparison and trend reports over time.
Social Climate Survey of Tobacco Control (SCS-TC)
The SCS-TC objectively measures the position of tobacco control in society. The data query feature allows you to gather national information on smoking cessation, mass communication and culture, and other areas.
- Tobacco Charts
These charts provide illustration of the changes states have experienced after raising their state cigarette taxes or passing statewide smoke-free laws.
Report on State Tobacco Policy Making
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco compiled reports of the tobacco control policymaking decisions in the state, and the pushback from the industry surrounding those policies.
Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage
This report from the American Lung Association is updated annually and offers information about what cessation coverage methods are covered by the largest health insurance programs in the United States.
Pennsylvania Chapter AAP
If you are interested in state-level advocacy, connect to your state’s AAP Chapter.
AAP Division of State Government Affairs
The Division of State Government Affairs assists AAP chapters and members with addressing child and adolescent health and pediatric practice issues and strategies under consideration by state and local governments.
This site offers a listing of local newspapers and contact information for each. The media is a good venue to voice your opinion about tobacco-free laws and regulations.
Contacts and Coalitions
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Through this site, operated by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, you will find information about smoke-free laws and housing in your state.
Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE)
The CEASE program was developed to help child health care clinicians adjust their office setting to address family tobacco use in a routine and effective manner.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Tobacco Prevention & Control Program
This site contains information about the Pennsylvania state Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Program.
Find Your State's Quitline Information
The North American Quitline Consortium lists details hours of operation, services offered, eligibility information, and languages spoken by the Pennsylvania state quitline.
Please note that these are not complete listings and inclusion in the listings does not imply endorsement by the Richmond Center or the American Academy of Pediatrics.