Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Related Links
Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT)
PACT assists the Department in strengthening the statewide information and education network on the health impact of tobacco use on tobacco users and non-tobacco users, and works with local shareholders to increase ability and activity on a local level that provides the impetus needed to initiate a statewide grassroots campaign focusing on tobacco pollution.
The Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
Works to protect children from exposure and addiction to tobacco by raising awareness; changing public policies to limit the marketing and sales of tobacco to children; altering the environment in which tobacco use and policy decisions are made; and actively countering the tobacco industry and its special interests. The Center also encourages youth advocacy to support policy change, to hold tobacco control activities and to help educate peers on the dangers of tobacco.
American Cancer Society
Provides smoking education, prevention and cessation programs and distributes pamphlets, posters and exhibits on smoking.
American Heart Association
Promotes smoking intervention programs at schools, workplaces and health care sites.
American Lung Association
Conducts programs addressing smoking cessation, prevention, and the protection of nonsmokers' health and provides a variety of educational materials for the public and health professionals. Click here to view the American Lung Association's Strategic Plan for for a Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program in Pennsylvania 2012-2017.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System is an electronic data warehouse containing up-to-date and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.