External Organizations

Organizations that can provide you with more information on tobacco and health initiatives.

Action on Smoking and Health
A national charitable antismoking & nonsmokers' rights organization providing "everything for people concerned about smoking and nonsmokers' rights, smoking statistics, quitting smoking, smoking risks, and other smoking information."

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices.

American Lung Association of NYS
The American Lung Association of New York State (ALANYS) works to promote lung health and prevent lung disease and is in the forefront on tobacco and environmental health issues. ANANYS' has organized an e-advocacy group through which you can get involved in the fight against Big Tobacco. 

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

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is on the front lines of tobacco prevention. They provide the tools, information, news and support you need to take an active role in the fight against youth tobacco addiction. They also provide suggestions and assistance for other projects you can undertake in your community to help keep kids tobacco-free. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Smoking and Tobacco Use
The Smoking & Tobacco Use web site provides easy access to a comprehensive collection of data, data sources, publications, and products on a wide range of topics including Health Effects, Secondhand Smoke, Youth Tobacco Prevention, Tobacco Industry and Products, Smokeless (Oral) Tobacco and Smoking Cessation.
Reality Check New York State
Youth Empowerment Initiative that mobilizes New York teens to refuse to allow the tobacco industry to manipulate them into smoking. They expose the shady practices of the tobacco industry in their relentless efforts to addict young people in order to replace their dying customers.