Tobacco control efforts work to achieve equity

Tobacco-related disease is a public health crisis rooted in racism

Racist policies and practices — not individual choices or genetics — hurt the health and well-being of people of color. Racist practices prevent people of color from equal access to housing, food security, healthcare, transportation and other basic needs. These health injustices and the tobacco industry’s targeted marketing to communities of color must stop. We are committed to an anti-racist approach in our tobacco prevention and helping people quit. Join the movement by learning more.