Tobacco-Related Websites

  • Below you will find a complete list of tobacco-related websites that will help you find fast facts, activity ideas and much more.

    American Cancer Society American Cancer Society
    The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.  Provides information regarding the health effects of tobacco use, quitting tips, and information on the Great American Smokeout.

    American Lung Association American Lung Association
    Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® (ALA) today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The ALA offers a variety of smoking control and prevention programs targeted to specific groups - some aimed at adults, others for school use, and others designed to involve community leaders along with parents and educators


    American Legacy Foundation American Legacy Foundation
    The American Legacy Foundation is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Their work to reduce tobacco use among young people includes a major national tobacco youth prevention and education effort known as the truth® campaign. Advertising, grassroots and promotional events, and an interactive web site ( give teens the facts about tobacco use and tobacco marketing and encourages them to get involved in the effort to inform their peers. They also work to eliminate disparities in access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

    Americans for Nonsmoker's RightsAmericans for Nonsmokers' Rights
    Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) is the leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers' rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.

    BADvertising InstituteBADvertising Institute
    The BADvertising Institute has been on the front lines of tobacco prevention with a powerful counter-advertising message. Reaching out through exhibits, posters and billboards, slide presentations, hands-on BADvertising workshops, train-the-trainer seminars and a web site, their mission is to immunize kids against tobacco, inspire smokers to quit, and equip advocates and educators with the tools for doing the same.


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. You can search numerous health topics, including tobacco use. Information is available on the surgeon general’s report, quitting tips, the dangers of secondhand smoke, etc., through the use of articles, fact sheets and charts.


    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
    The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America 's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The Campaign is one of the nation's largest non-governmental initiatives ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke. Their primary goals are to alter the public's acceptance of tobacco by deglamorizing tobacco use, and countering tobacco industry marketing to youth. Great web site for getting state specific information.

    Corporate Accountability International
    Corporate Accountability International is a national grassroots corporate watchdog organization and resource on boycotting tobacco industry products.

    Joe ChemoJoe Chemo
    Meet Joe Chemo, a camel who wishes he had never smoked cigarettes. Joe is having trouble feeling cool these days, now that he's lost most of his hair. Worst of all, Joe just realized that he's been manipulated all his life by tobacco companies. Poor guy - his tobacco IQ never was very high. 


    Kick Butts DayKick Butts Day
    Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. The web site provides event planning ideas and activities, basic tobacco education for youth and more.


    National Cancer InstituteNational Cancer Institute
    Information on tobacco, spit tobacco, clinical trials regarding tobacco and literature, as well as cessation information. Information is also available in Spanish.


    No Tobacco.orgNo Tobacco Youth Web Site
    This web site is designed to motivate youth to remain tobacco free and empower youth to quit. It provides links to a variety of other youth tobacco free web sites. You can order materials from this web site.


    NC Healthy Schools

    NC Healthy Schools
    NC Healthy Schools focuses on improving the health of students and staff by providing coordination and resources in eight component areas of school health. Provides North Carolina-specific information and numerous links that focus on a variety of issues that affect youth.


    Oral Health AmericaOral Health America
    Oral Health America 's National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) was founded in 1994 as an effort to educate the baseball family and the American public about the dangers of smokeless or spit tobacco, and break the long-standing link between this potentially deadly drug and America 's pastime. NSTEP's mission is to prevent people, especially young people, from starting to use spit tobacco and to help all users quit.

    Launched in 1995, QuitNet is the internet's original quit smoking site. QuitNet operates in association with Boston University School of Public Health. This website will help you create your own plan for quitting, let you talk to an online counselor, get support from fellow quitters, and has help available in Spanish.


    Quit Smokeless TobaccoQuit Smokeless Tobacco
    Offers quitting services to people who use smokeless tobacco. It provides a network of support and plenty of reasons why you should quit.


    Tar WarsTar Wars
    Tar Wars is an innovative and fun program that teaches youth about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use and how to think critically about tobacco advertising. This web site encourages health educators and medical professionals to engage youth.


    Tobacco.orgTobacco News and Information
    Provides information on the latest tobacco-related research and studies. It provides links and resources for the professional interested in staying current.


    The TruthTruth Campaign
    The Truth is the national teen tobacco campaign funded by American Legacy Foundation. This website is directed at youth.