Monthly updates on key issues concerning tobacco control, with tips and resources for effective advocacy. By the Advocacy Institute. $50 per year. Phone: 202/659-8475, or write: 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.
An informational packet explaining the issue of kids and tobacco. An important tool for the tobacco control advocate. From the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Free. Phone: 800/284-KIDS.
Cigarettes, Cigarettes. The Dirty Rotten Truth About Tobacco
A colorfully illustrated book written for kids about the dangers of smoking and tobacco use. 1993. By Pete Traynor for Sights Productions. Phone: 410/795-4582 or write: 15130 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.
Death or Taxes: A Health Advocate's Guide to Increasing Tobacco
Published by the Advocacy Institute. 1990. Free. Call: (202) 659-8475, or write: 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Every Kid Counts
A book written for the child's advocate, concerning some of the most pressing issues facing children today. Includes a section on how to push for effective tobacco control legislation. 1993. By Margaret Brodkin for Harper-Collins Publishers. Phone: 800/242 7737, Fax: 800/822-4090, or write: 1000 Keystone Industrial Park, Scranton, PA 18512 4621.
Growing Up Tobacco Free
A handbook explaining the issues surrounding tobacco use and addiction in children. Also recommends tobacco policy positions. 1994. By the Institute of Medicine for National Academy Press. Phone: 800/624-6242 or (in DC) 202/334-3313 or write: 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Box 285, Washington, D.C. 20055.
A colorful magazine for the young adult. Issues such as drinking and tobacco use are discussed. Provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phone: 800/CDC-1311 or write: Office on Smoking and Health, Mail Stop K-50, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Kids Say Don't Smoke
This book focuses on encouraging kids not to begin smoking. 1990. By Andrew Tobias for Workman Publishing. Phone: 800/722-7202 or write: 708 Broadway, 6th floor, New York, NY 10003.
Media Advocacy and Public Health: Power for Prevention
A handbook for the activist who wants to use the media for social change. 1994. Wallack, et. al., for Sage Publications. Available from the Advocacy Institute. $17. Phone: 202/659-8475, or write: 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.
SGR 4 Kids
A supplemental guide to the 1994 Surgeon General's Report, for 5th and 6th graders. Provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phone: 800/CDC-1311 or write: Office on Smoking and Health, Mail Stop K-50, Atlanta, GA 30333.
Ad Libbing It
A humorous 17-minute video designed for 6th-8th graders. It promotes critical thinking skills by examining alcohol and cigarette advertising. Produced by Dr. Robert Jaffe of Doctors Ought to Care. Phone: 206/287-2DOC or write to: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation c/o Washington DOC, PO Box 20065 Seattle, Washington 98102.
The Lesko Brothers' Web Page
Set up by the Lesko brothers, ages 6 and 9, the page explains the proposed FDA regulations and the problem of easy access to tobacco. To access the page: http://www.cquest.com/leskobrothers. html
A supplement to the magazine of the same name. Provided by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Phone: 800/CDC-1311 or write: Office on Smoking and Health, Mail Stop K-50, Atlanta, GA 30333.
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