Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Initiative

The Tennessee Statewide Tobacco Advocacy Initiative facilitates tobacco use prevention and control advocacy among communities and coalitions to further the efforts to reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects on the citizens of Tennessee. This project is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health.


 Tobacco Prevention Training - Annual free training is offered in each of the three grand divisions of the state each fall.  Contact Gail Hardin for more information.

Anti-Tobacco Advocacy Project Support: The Tennessee Tobacco Advocacy Initiative provided support for community and youth tobacco advocacy projects in 2012 in each of the three grand divisions of Tennessee. Supplies were provided (up to the maximum amount) for two community projects and two youth projects in each of the three regions: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee. Plans for 2013 project support mini-grants will be announced at our fall trainings. 


World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin July 13:  Smoking Related Deaths Averted Due to 3 Years of Policy Progress