Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids
A new, privately-funded, national organization has been established to focus the nation's attention
and energies on reducing tobacco use among children. The National Center for Tobacco-Free
Kids is the country's most significant nongovernmental initiative ever launched to protect children
from tobacco addiction.
The Center's mandate is to change the social environment and public policies to decrease youth
tobacco use, to limit the marketing and sales of tobacco to children and to serve as a counter
force to the tobacco industry and its special interests.
The Center will work with a broad range of health, education and community organizations,
private industry and a bipartisan coalition of political leaders to: serve as a communications center
to disseminate information and develop media campaigns and events; provide assistance to state
and community-level tobacco control programs; conduct outreach to broaden the base of
organizations involved; undertake research and analysis; coordinate with federal, state and local
governments; and engage in advocacy for supportive public policies.
Long-term investments in the Center have been made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
and the American Cancer Society. Other funders to date are the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the
Conrad Hilton Foundation, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. The Henry Ford Health System is
The Center grew out of the CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS, a national initiative to
stop the illegal sale and unethical marketing of tobacco to children. A toll-free number (1-800-284-KIDS) is being utilized to encourage the public and interested organizations to get involved.
Organizations playing key partnership roles in the new Center include the American Cancer
Society, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, American Academy of
Pediatrics, American Medical Association, the National PTA and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation. Other organizations are also participating.
The Center is a free-standing institution, based in Washington, D.C., with its own board and staff.
It will be fully operational in June, 1996, at which time the CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE
KIDS will be incorporated into the Center.
For More information on the National Center for Tobacco-Free Kids and the CAMPAIGN FOR
TOBACCO-FREE KIDS, call (202)296-5469.
Coordinating Committee to Prevent Tobacco Use by Youth
1707 L Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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