Empower Your Community

Empower Your Community

American Lung Association

ALA provides resources that will serve to strengthen the knowledge that educators, social service providers, health care providers, researchers, community-based organizations, have regarding tobacco use, prevention, and cessation to better serve their communities. Given the diversity across the United States, please note that the information presented in these toolkits should not be interpreted as equally applicable to all communities, or individuals, but rather to serve as a guidelines to understand common barriers to quitting tobacco and to strengthen collective approaches to addressing tobacco use in our communities.

Click here to visit lung.org.

Rural Health

Rural communities face many risk factors that contribute to health disparities, including geographic isolation, lower socio-economic status, and more, which lead to a higher prevalence of tobacco use. There are many challenges to successfully delivering cessation programing to rural communities that generally have limited resources. In response to these challenges, Lung Association developed a Rural Health Plan in 2017 to provide cessation services to the rural communities where traditional methods have experienced limited success. This plan prioritized using a targeted social media campaign as the primary form of outreach to promote services. These services include no-cost nicotine replacement therapy, free statewide tobacco cessation telephonic quitline, and in-person cessation programs.

Menthol

Menthol is a chemical naturally found in peppermint and other mint plants, but it can also be made in a lab. first added to tobacco in the 1920s and 1930s, menthol reduces the harshness of cigarette smoke and irritation form nicotine. Under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that gives the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products, menthol was the only flavor allowed in cigarettes in sufficient quantity to be a “characterizing flavor.” Tobacco companies have relied on the soothing and cooling effects of menthol to make cigarettes more appealing to new smokers, youth, Black Americans, and LGBTQ Americans among others. the marketing of menthol cigarettes has been targeted at Black Americans for decades.

Click here to visit Lung.org/Menthol

Flyers

Additional Resources

  • Visit the American Lung Association’s website
  • Facilitators are able to access a catalog of all print literature that is available, view pricing and place an order for FFS materials through our new print store. Please submit prior to the start of your clinic, preferable two full weeks before.

Read the announcement concerning a new, national anti-vaping curriculum providing youth with facts about e-cigarettes and resources to quit, called Vaping: Know the Truth. 

Vaping: Know the Truth will help guide teachers and empower teens who vape to quit, or to never start in the first place. The curriculum will be available to schools across the country. 

  • Vaping: Know the Truth Flyer
    Describes vaping prevention and resources to quit.
  • This is Quitting Flyer
    A free, anonymous, text message, quit vaping program from truth®. Partnership opportunities to customize This is Quitting with your tobacco-control programs are available.

Quit Line Materials Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

Vaping Posters

Quitline Flyers

Quitline Square Cards

LGBTQ

Pregnancy Flyers

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

NRT Description (order by the case, 1 case=12 boxes)

YLAP Request Form

YLAP Thank You Cards & YLAP Toolkit

Quit Line Materials Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

Vaping Posters

Quitline Flyers

Quitline Square Cards

LGBTQ

Pregnancy Flyers

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Order Form

Note: Incomplete forms will delay your order. Please fill in all requested information.

NRT Description (order by the case, 1 case=12 boxes)

YLAP Request Form

YLAP Thank You Cards & YLAP Toolkit