Tobacco Free Rhode Island


Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation
Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation is an organization that is monitoring and facilitating the flourishing Tobacco 21 movement currently underway in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York/New York City, Illinois, Missouri, Hawaii, and California. The Foundation is a firm and committed believer in the power of local advocates and non-profit organizations to combat the tobacco and nicotine epidemic, and the efficacy of working at a grassroots level in order to spark change. Their partners include Tobacco Free Kids, Tobacco Free Massachusetts, and GASP of New Jersey. Click on the link below to learn about this new tool in the fight against tobacco addiction and disease.


World Health Organization (WHO):

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (The ITC Project):

Action on Smoking and Health:

    This organization is a global view organization that uses the FCTC as a framework for combatting tobacco worldwide.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids:

    This group advocates in the US and worldwide for public policy related to children and smoking, such as smoking cessation and reducing exposure to secondhand smoke.


American Academy of Pediatrics:

American Cancer Society:

American Heart Association:

American Lung Association:

    Through advocacy, research, and education, the American Lung Association seeks to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights:

    ANR is a lobbying group focussing on nonsmokers' rights; they also focus on preventing tobacco use by youth.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

ChangeLabs Solutions:

Food and Drug Administration (FDA):


    Focusing on youth and young adults, Legacy attempts to reduce smoking prevalence through education and community involvement.

Mesothelioma Guide:

    An organization that aims to increase awareness and provide support for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that affects approximately 3,500 people a year. While smoking does not cause mesothelioma, it can heighten the symptoms of mesothelioma and negatively affect treatment.

Mesothelioma Resource:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (part of the National Institutes for Health):

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium:

Tobacco Twenty-One:

    This group wishes to raise the age for purchasing tobacco to 21, because addiction to nicotine is acute among adolescents and primes them for a life of addiction.


Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Health Tobacco Control Program:

Quit Now Rhode Island:

    This organization focusses on smoking cessation with a variety of programs for youth and adults.

Rhode Island Public Health Association:


State of Connecticut Department of Public Health Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program:


Executive Office of Health and Human Services Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program:

Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI):

    Based at the Northeastern University School of Law, this group focusses on advocacy and research on a variety of topics at the intersection of public health and law, including foremost tobacco control.

Tobacco Free Mass:

    Tobacco Free Mass has successfully advocated for many tobacco related issues, including the state tax on cigarettes, second-hand smoke exposure, and e-cigarette issues.

Massachusetts Medical Society:

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