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Tools for Advocating for Policy Change

Advocating for Tobacco Policy Change
Toolkit developed by The Praxis Project.

American Indian Secondhand Smoke Advocacy Guide
This guide developed by the American Indian Tobacco Education Network (AITEN), is specifically designed for creating a smoke-free campaign with American Indian casinos. It will help you understand the history and issues concerning America Indian casinos as well as the best ways to work with tribes to advocate for smoke-free policies that address their needs and concerns.

Are Jurisdictions with Significant Concentrations of Communities of Color More or Less Likely to Have Tobacco Control Ordinances?
Paper presented by Makani Themba-Nixon at National Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Be Free Indeed! Tobacco Prevention Tools for the African American Church African American Church
Toolkit and Training developed by NAATEN to assist African American/Black churches in enacting and implementing tobacco-free policies.

Beyond Targets: Communities of Color Making a Difference in Tobacco Control
Provides tools developed by The Praxis Project for building broader support for tobacco control as part of a larger agenda of community health.

"Clean Air is Fair" Ad Campaign
Ads developed by The Praxis Project for your use in your state and local clean indoor air campaigns.

Clean Indoor Air and Communities of Color: Challenges and Opportunities
Background Paper written by Elva Yañez, The Praxis Project, November 2002.

Federal Trade Commission releases 2004-2005 Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Reports
The U.S. Federal Trade commission has released its 2004/05 Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Reports. Reports contain the most up-to-date information on: the number of cigarettes sold or given away, total cigarette advertising and promotional expenditures, price discounts paid to retailers/wholesales, along with other information.

Global Tobacco Control
This site offers free instructional training for policy makers, researchers, educators and the general public. We help participants develop and implement effective tobacco control programs, advocate for substantial anti-smoking regulations and craft media campaigns that make a difference. Our multimedia educational modules feature tobacco control experts from around the world. The curriculum was developed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the premier source for research and policy guidance on how to stem the global epidemic of tobacco-related cancer deaths.

The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke
A Report of the Surgeon General, 2006.

Key Components of Comprehensive Tobacco Control Enforcement
Components developed by The Praxis Project that address compliance with youth access laws, smoke-free bar codes, and other indoor air regulations.  In addition, this component monitors compliance with advertising restrictions in stores and at public events, and with prohibitions on tobacco product marketing practices outlined in the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA).

Legal Options for Tenants Suffereing from Drifting Tobacco Smoke
Factsheet developed by the technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC).

NACCHO, ASTHO, and NALBOH Smokefree Policy Guidelines
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH) have joined together on eliminating the use of tobacco products.  The online action plans on Clean Indoor Air Policy serve as extensions of the three organizations’ Joint Policy Statement on Tobacco Use Prevention and Control that was released in 2000.  Together, the action plans embody a comprehensive approach to policies on secondhand smoke from both state and local perspectives (Factsheets).

The Policy Advocacy on Tobacco and Health Initiative - Emerging Lessons on Race, Health Justice, and Alliance Building
Annual Report developed by The Praxis Project.

A Policy Framework for Preventing and Reducing Tobacco Use in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
Framework and Executive Summary developed by APPEAL; provides comprehensive policy recommendations to better address AAPI tobacco prevention and control; documents some of the successes in AAPI tobacco prevention and control over the past decade; and highlights the continuing gaps in resources and programs. 

Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Clean Indoor Air Policies, and Communities of Color Fact Sheet (The Praxis Project)

 State Tobacco Control Report 2007
The American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control 2007 report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal level and assigns grades to tobacco control laws and regulations enacted as of January 1, 2008. This report is a call to action for national and state elected officials: Meet the challenge and enact strong tobacco control laws so that everyone in the United States can breathe easier.

 Tobacco Policy, Cessation, and Education in Correctional Facilities
Case Study developed by NNTPP.  To address the tobacco issue, NCCHC partnered with NNTPP on a pilot initiative to study strategies to promote tobacco use policy, education, and cessation within correctional facilities. The Partners conducted a national survey on the presence of tobacco use policies and cessation programming in correctional institutions, educational programs for staff and inmates on the hazards of tobacco use, and the need for a cessation curriculum for use by correctional institutions.

WHO Report on Global Tobacco Epidemic
The report provides, for the first time, comprehensive information on the status of effective tobacco control measures in almost every country and identifies gaps in information, data and policies that must be filled.