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We are fortunate in North Carolina to have the support of a wide array of local, state and national organizations working collaboratively to help prevent and reduce teen tobacco use. The following list of key partners on the state and national level is meant to provide additional support to your school districts for advancing 100% tobacco-free school policies:

North Carolina Organizations

American Cancer Society, Southeast Division
http://www.cancer.org

Fresh Start program for adult smoking cessation, Great American Smoke-out information and materials, Smoke Scream, educational materials and quit smoking resources. Call for phone numbers and locations of regional offices.

American Lung Association of North Carolina
http://www.lungnc.org
14 Daniels St. #109
Raleigh, NC, 27605
Phone: 919-424-6069
Email

The American Lung Association of North Carolina is dedicated to eliminating lung disease and fostering healthy breathing for all people through prevention, outreach, education, research, and advocacy.

North Carolina Alliance for Health
http://www.ncallianceforhealth.org/
Phone: 919-463-8328

Promotes the approval of policies at the state and local levels to reduce tobacco use and its impact on the health and economic well-being of North Carolinians.

North Carolina Comprehensive School Health Training Center
Appalachian State University
Donna Breitenstein, Ph.D.
PO Box 32047
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: 828-265-8625

Teacher training in two curriculum-based programs for middle school and junior high school students: Project Towards No Tobacco (TNT) and Life Skills Training (LST).

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch

http://www.tobaccopreventionandcontrol.ncdhhs.gov/

Educational materials, scientific information and statistics. Consultation on smoke-free policies, contact with quit smoking resources. Information on local coalitions.

North Carolina Medical Society
PO Box 27617
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: 800-722-1350

Educating physicians and communities about the hazards of tobacco use and information on how to help patients quit.

North Carolina Prevention Partners
http://www.ncpreventionpartners.org
CB 8165
NC Institute for Public Health
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Phone: 919-966-9267

Offers health related resources and advocacy tools related to improving the health of North Carolinians, with a special emphasis on tobacco issues.

Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP)
http://www.tpep.unc.edu/
Phone: 919-843-8354

The Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program is located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the School of Medicine. TPEP facilitates community change through research, evaluation, and implementation of tobacco prevention and control programs.

National Organizations

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org

Educational materials, quit smoking resources, volunteer opportunities. Call for phone numbers of regional office.

American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org

Smoking cessation resources – including the Not On Tobacco (NOT) program for teen cessation. Call for phone numbers of local office.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR)
http://www.no-smoke.org

Teens As Teachers tobacco use prevention training program, in which high schoolers teach elementary students about tobacco, and “How to Butt In: teens Take Action Guidebook.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Office of Smoking and Health
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: 800-CDC-1331

Maintains resources and information on youth and adult tobacco use, publications, and educational materials in an online catalogue, as well as resources for parents, educators, and youth group leaders.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org
1400 I Street NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-296-5469

Provides information and resources on youth tobacco use, including up-to-date, state-by-state information on the costs of tobacco.