The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund are the leading advocacy organizations working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fun is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization separate from, but affiliated with, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives. The two organizations work closely together to achieve the greatest impact.
We are passionate and experienced public health advocates with a more than 25-year track record of leading and supporting successful policy advocacy campaigns:
In the United States, we work at the national, state and local levels.
Around the world, we are active in low- and middle-income countries facing the greatest threat from tobacco.
In addition to our work fighting tobacco use, our Global Health Advocacy Incubator applies our broad range of advocacy experience to supporting civil society organizations working to address other critical public health challenges.
We’re making incredible progress against tobacco:
In the U.S., our work has helped drive smoking rates to record lows.
Around the world, we’re helping to turn the tide of a global tobacco epidemic that would otherwise kill one billion people this century.
But the battle against tobacco is far from over:
Tobacco still kills nearly half a million Americans and more than 8 million people worldwide each year.
The tobacco industry relentlessly peddles its deadly products, targeting kids and other vulnerable populations.
Youth e-cigarette use remains a serious public health problem, with 14.1% of U.S. high school students reporting current use of e-cigarettes in 2022.
Our remarkable progress shows that we can win the fight against tobacco. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is unyielding in our resolve and committed to finishing the job.