FCPHD supports, educates and instructs Ford County residents on how they can receive free nicotine replacement products through Illinois Tobacco Quitline. Also monitors Smoke-Free Illinois Act compliance.
The American Lung Association is committed to ending the death and disease caused by tobacco use. Information about tobacco regulation, tobacco taxes, cessation, and smoke-free environments, along with other information, is available on their website.
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights is dedicated to taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government, protecting nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke, and preventing tobacco addiction among youth. ANR pursues an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.
50 Years After Landmark Warning, 8 Million Fewer Smoking Deaths (National Public Radio)
Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities website from the Illinois Department of Public Health has information on tobacco advocacy initiatives in Illinois, as well as general tobacco information.