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:
American Cancer Society, Southeast Division
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
3801 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 190
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 800-892-5650, 919-832-8326
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
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
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
Educational materials, scientific information and statistics. Consultation on smoke-free policies, contact with quit smoking resources. Information on local coalitions.
North Carolina GASP (Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution) and
Survivors and Victims Empowerment Program (SAVE)
31 College Place, 13-A
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-238-0110, 888-8-VOICES
GASP has information on protecting nonsmokers from health risks of second hand smoke, as well as materials and activities that support and promote the health rights of nonsmokers. SAVE has volunteer and advocacy opportunities and empowerment training for those affected by tobacco related illnesses (both patients and their loved ones).
North Carolina Medical Society
PO Box 27617
Raleigh, NC 27611
Educating physicians and communities about the hazards of tobacco use and information on how to help patients quit.
North Carolina Prevention Partners
NC Institute for Public Health
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
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)
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.
American Heart Association
Educational materials, quit smoking resources, volunteer opportunities. Call for phone numbers of regional office.
American Lung Association
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)
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
4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
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
1400 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Provides information and resources on youth tobacco use, including up-to-date, state-by-state information on the costs of tobacco.