What We Do

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. We advocate for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. Learn more about our key initiatives.
 


U.S. Federal Issues

Congress and the Administration must provide strong leadership in the fight against tobacco use, which kills more than 480,000 Americans and costs the nation more than $132.5 billion in health care bills each year. More


U.S. State and Local Issues

Tobacco takes a huge toll in health, lives and dollars in every state. State and local governments can reduce tobacco use, save lives and save money by implementing proven solutions to the problem. More


International Issues

Without urgent action, tobacco will kill one billion people worldwide this century. We support governments and non-governmental organizations around the world in promoting and implementing public policies proven to reduce tobacco use. Visit our international website to find multilingual tools for tobacco control advocates working around the world. More


Tobacco Industry Watch: Exposing Big Tobacco’s Deadly Lies

We expose and counter the tobacco industry’s efforts to market to kids, deceive the public and defeat proven measures to reduce tobacco use. More


Youth Initiatives

We empower a tobacco-free generation by fostering youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco. More

 

Last Updated May 15, 2014
 

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Tobacco by the Numbers


  • 480,000: Annual tobacco-related deaths in U.S.
  • $132.5 billion: Annual tobacco-related health care costs in U.S.
  • 5.6 million: U.S. kids under 18 alive today who will ultimately die from smoking (unless smoking rates decline)
  • Five million+: Annual tobacco-related deaths worldwide
  • 600,000: Annual deaths worldwide caused by secondhand smoke
  • One billion: Worldwide deaths from tobacco this century unless urgent action is taken