Tobacco Use

Respiratory Health Association is committed to achieving a tobacco-free future for all.

RHA works year-round to help people quit smoking and to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities in which certain groups use tobacco at higher rates than the general population. We achieve this through a combination of policy change, education and cessation. We focus on preventing tobacco initiation, eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and increasing access to smoking cessation resources.

RHA is a recognized expert in helping a wide variety of stakeholders reduce tobacco use. We help:

  • State and local health departments to develop, advocate for and implement evidence-based tobacco prevention strategies and monitor ongoing trends in tobacco use
  • Property managers, owners, public housing authorities and residents to provide the tools they need to make their multi-unit housing smoke-free
  • Health systems, community-based organizations and social service providers to train staff members in Courage to Quit®, RHA’s evidence-based adult smoking cessation program
  • Health systems and service providers to adopt smoke-free campuses and implement Counsel to Quit℠, the evidence-based clinical intervention for tobacco use screening and treatment referral

UNDERSTANDING TOBACCO USE

Learn about the toll of tobacco use and why nicotine is so addictive.

QUIT SMOKING

Find resources to help you quit smoking.

RHA’S TOBACCO CONTROL INITIATIVES

Our tobacco control efforts focus on preventing tobacco use, eliminating secondhand smoke exposure and increasing access to smoking cessation resources.

TOBACCO CONTROL ADVOCACY

Find out how you can help RHA’s tobacco control advoacy efforts.

TOBACCO CONTROL SUCCESSES

Read about the progress made in RHA’s tobacco control efforts.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You’ll find a full complement of resources in the Quit Smoking and Tobacco sections of our Library.