Tobacco Control: Creating a Tobacco-Free Nation

A collection of programs, perspectives, and research on aimed at preventing kids from smoking and helping smokers quit.

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Each year, tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke result in hundreds of thousands of deaths and nearly $100 billion in health care expenditures.

RWJF works with national and local health organizations, faith groups, businesses, government and others in advocating for higher tobacco taxes, strong smoke-free air laws, and well-funded programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit.

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Tobacco Taxes

September 21, 2016 | Issue Brief

An increase in tobacco tax must occur in sizable increments to make a significant dent in smoking rates. For cigarettes, that means at least 50 cents per pack but ideally $1–$2 per pack.

Statement from RWJF on CVS Health’s Anti-Tobacco Campaign

March 11, 2016 | News Release

RWJF commends CVS Health for its decision to spend $50 million over the next five years to help create a tobacco-free nation.

No Time to Waste in Battle to Regulate E-cigarettes

April 28, 2015 | Blog Post

The CDC just released alarming data on the new rise of electronic cigarette use among U.S. teens. Unless the FDA acts now, it may get worse with each passing day which is a gamble we can't take.

“Tobacco Just Doesn’t Fit In:” CVS Exec Gives Story Behind the Story

October 22, 2014 | Blog Post

How do you get a publicly traded company to sacrifice some $2 billion in annual sales? CVS VP and Medical Director Troy Brennan explains how.