About Us

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

A non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works with our many partners to:

  • Inform governments, the public and the media about the devastating consequences of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, and the effectiveness of tobacco control policies.
  • Support the adoption of proven, science-based policies that reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Expose and counter the tobacco industry's harmful practices, including how it markets its deadly products around the world and fights policies that reduce tobacco use and save lives.
  • Share best practices and information with our partners to ensure efforts to reduce tobacco use are as effective as possible.

Global Leadership

The Campaign has been designated as one of five partner organizations to coordinate activities under the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, working with governments and non-governmental organizations to implement effective measures to reduce tobacco use.

Internationally, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has advocated for the tobacco control treaty, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

We are a founding member of the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), a coalition of more than 350 non-governmental organizations from more than 100 countries that was formed to support the treaty negotiations and ensure its proper implementation.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been honored for its leadership in international tobacco control. On July 14, 2006, the American Cancer Society presented the Campaign with the Luther L. Terry Award for Exemplary Leadership in Tobacco Control.