Youth and Community Advocacy Tools:

Resources for react activities that you can conduct with your youth group!

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids have developed advocacy tools to help youth advocates conduct effective campaigns to support policy implementation including free online courses designed for youth and youth allies to fight tobacco in a community setting.

Counter Tobacco is a comprehensive resource for local, state and federal organizations working to counteract tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale. Their resources include guides on youth and community engagement.

2010 CDC Best Practices: Guide for Youth Engagement and Tobacco Control.


Data, Stats & Research

The Toll of Tobacco in Montana by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids- you can also find fact sheets for other states.

Fact sheets and state and national tobacco data by the Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program.

US Surgeon General has a video describing some facts on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults that has been embedded on their website. You can also find a copy of the Executive Summary and the full Surgeon General’s Report on E-cigarette Use among Youth and Young Adults.

The CDC has a page devoted to Youth and Tobacco Use including data on which national, state and local program activities have been shown to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use.

The CDC also has a page devoted to various ‘Fast Facts and Fact Sheets’ related to Smoking and Tobacco Use.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports on surveillance data for every nation and has a USA profile on Tobacco Control using their framework. They also have a global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco smoking 2000-2025- These tools may be best for students who are doing reports or research work and are interested in tobacco control from a global perspective and the toll of tobacco in other countries.

The Truth Initiative shares research from their Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute and colleagues on their website.

Social Media Tools

The Youth Engagement Alliance has a helpful page devoted to digital advocacy for youth prevention.

Free online video and ad maker Biteable.

Edgy and youth-oriented Truth Campaign Ads: Better Butts Song, Ugly Truth #vote69, Meet the Tastebuds, Butt Invasion, Sesame Street POS, Twinkle Twinkle.

Creating your own social media ads? The CDC has a free Public Health Image Library you can use.

The Tobacco Atlas has a chapter on Media Campaigns with a list of WHO (World Health Organization) Best Practices.

California’s Tobacco Free Program has a series of ads on flavors and youth: School.