Children and Tobacco: The Facts

Other Resources: Where You Can Get More Information

Here is a list of some other resources for information on the subject of kids and tobacco.

Publications

Action Alerts
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.

Action Kit
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 Taxes
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.

Jam
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.

Media

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

Jam Video
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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