Resources

The Tobacco Endgame Center provides tools and resources to help you strengthen your campaign. These tools will help with your community organizing and engagement. Resources available here range from the Midwest Academy Strategy Charts to fact sheets and training webinars. Therefore, you can find what you need to help engage your community in policy and organizing campaigns focused on ending tobacco use in California.

Click on any of the categories listed below to access their resources.

Case Studies and Success Stories

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Bilingual Campaign Engages Latino Community to Pass Smokefree MUH Policy in City of Riverside

Community organizers engaged residents of Riverside, a Latino-majority city of 330,000, to create a bilingual multi-unit housing (MUH) campaign that resulted in the passage of a 2022 policy requiring all apartment complexes in Riverside to be smokefree.

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Case Study: LGBTQ Minus Tobacco Leads Effort to Strengthen Concord TRL

LGBTQ Minus Tobacco is a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit project that works with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) and allied community members to prevent tobacco addiction and reduce secondhand smoke exposure.

Community Engagement and Organizing

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Big Tobacco Hurts California Workers

Despite the gains California has made over the years in reducing tobacco use, the tobacco industry continues to aggressively market its dangerous products to Californians, particularly to the same communities that labor unions fight for: Black, Latino, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Tribal and people with low-economic status.

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Tobacco Threatens California’s Environment

Tobacco products cause harm to our environment in many ways. From cigarette butts littered on beaches and the toxic waste in tobacco and vaping products to secondhand smoke pollution, tobacco poses a significant threat to California’s air, water, and wildlife.

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Community Organizing & Engagement Training Series: Building and Maintaining Effective Coalitions

The California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement was excited to hold our Community Organizing and Engagement Training on the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart! We had over 155 attendees!

Media Advocacy

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Sample Message to Your Legislator–Tobacco Kills Too Many

Subject: Tobacco Kills Too Many Californians To edit the text below, copy and paste the text into your email. Dear Assembly member (Name)/Senator (Name), Please help lead California to a healthier place by addressing the tragic harm done by tobacco and the tobacco industry in this state. While it is true that California has come

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Sample Letter to the Editor–Teen Epidemic in COVID Pandemic

Subject: Topic The sample call to action is designed for coalition partners and community members. Tobacco tax funded projects cannot ask decisionmakers to pass tobacco control policies. Remember, when adding your personal connection, local ask and recent news stories, the letter should stay under 250 words, or the publisher’s requirements, which may be less. To

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Sample Letter to the Editor–Disproportionate Impact

Subject: Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color and Impacts to Rural and Low-Income Californians The sample call to action is designed for coalition partners and community members. Tobacco tax funded projects cannot ask decisionmakers to pass tobacco control policies. Remember, when adding your personal connection, local ask and recent news stories, the letter should stay

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Sample Letter to the Editor–COVID-19 and Tobacco

Subject: Topic The sample call to action is designed for coalition partners and community members. Tobacco tax-funded projects cannot ask decision makers to pass tobacco control policies. Remember, when adding your personal connection, local ask and recent news stories, the letter should stay under 250 words, or the publisher’s requirements, which may be fewer. To