Training and Resources


All programs are available free

  • CATCH My Breath is a best-practices youth E-cigarette and JUUL Prevention program available for grades 5-12
  • INDEPTH-The American Lung Association’s INDEPTH program is an alternative to suspension or citation program that is offered as an option to students who face suspension for violation of school tobacco or nicotine use policies.
  • HEALTHY FUTURES-Stanford University School of Medicine’s Alternative to Suspension curriculum for students who face suspension for violation of school tobacco or nicotine use policies.
  • Not on Tobacco® (N-O-T)- is the American Lung Association’s voluntary quit smoking program for teens ages 14 – 19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use and people who will support them in their efforts to quit
  • Tobacco 101– learn the types of tobacco products, effects of using them and a brief history of the tobacco Industry
  • Smoking/Vaping and COVID-19– the effects of smoking/vaping on smokers as well as the second hand effect.
  • Kids & Vaping– What parents and teachers need to know.
  • T-21– learning about the Tobacco 21 law at the State and Federal levels
  • POS Marketing The advertising and promotional efforts of tobacco companies in the retail environment and how they cause the initiation and progression of tobacco use among young people.
  • Smoke Free Housing– guidance on policy enforcement, lease language, property signage, expansion of smoke-free protections, transitioning to smoke-free properties, and resources for residents interested in tobacco cessation.
  • Building A Healthy Workplace– Creating a healthier workforce and improving your business bottom line.
  • QUIT NOW INDIANA -learn the different cessation programs available and how Providers and organizations can make referrals.
  • LGBTQ+ -Creating an Inclusive Culture Around Tobacco Control, Looking Closer at the LGBTQ+ Population  

Resources: State & National

Indiana State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention/Cessation Commission The Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission’s vision is to significantly improve the health of Hoosiers and to reduce the disease and economic burden that tobacco use places on Hoosiers of all ages.

American Lung Association of Indiana
The American Lung Association of Indiana is the voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of lung health through research, education, and advocacy.
Tobacco-related information specific to the State of Indiana:

Rethink Tobacco Indiana
Rethink Tobacco Indiana is a statewide initiative funded by the Indiana State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission. Rethink Tobacco’s purpose is to bring tobacco awareness to the field of behavioral health. Rethink Tobacco offers FREE technical assistance for mental health & substance abuse facilities that are considering or are implementing smokefree grounds policies as well as integrating tobacco treatment. Many resources will be provided to reduce the amount of work for your organization (i.e. existing tools, materials, templates, etc.) to eliminate re-inventing the wheel. Rethink Tobacco also offers free employee/staff training, consumer, administration presentations and town-hall type presentations. Online presentations, webinars and electronic resources are also available free of charge on their website: For more information or to request technical assistance, please contact Kayla Hsu, MPH, CHES®, by email at:

Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is committed to protecting the economic welfare, health, peace, and moral of the people of indiana by regulating and limiting the manufacture, sale, possession and use of alcohol, alcoholic beverages, and tobacco within the state.

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
The mission of the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance abuse, addictions, and other behavioral health problems among adults and children of Indiana.

Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air
The Indiana Campaign for Smokefree Air is committed to protecting all workers from exposure to secondhand smoke by working toward the adoption of a comprehensive smoke free workplace law that covers ALL workplaces.

Indiana Latino Institute
The mission of the Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. is to strengthen agencies and organizations that serve Latino communities in Indiana.

Indiana Minority Health Coalition
The Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) is a charitable nonprofit organization whose primary purpose is to improve the health of Indiana’s ethnic/racial minority population through developing a broad-based, statewide network of community coalitions.

Indiana Rural Health Association
The IRHA works to enhance the health and well-being of rural Hoosiers through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development.

Quit Now Indiana
Information and resources for tobacco users who want to quit, employers, and health care providers, about 1-800-Quit-Now, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, among other cessation resources available to Indiana residents.

Indiana Youth Speaking Out Against Big Tobacco.

Truth Initiative
The Truth Initiative is a national, independent, public health foundation that is committed to working with other organizations to decrease the use of tobacco in the United States. Truth Initiative funds programs that work toward reducing tobacco use by youths, and support programs to help individuals quit smoking.

American Cancer Society 
A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing cancer and saving lives. With chartered divisions throughout the country and over 3,400 local offices, the American Cancer Society is committed to fighting Cancer through research, education, advocacy, service, and rehabilitation.

American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a not-for-profit, voluntary health organization funded by private contributions. Its mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke, including heart attack, stroke, and related disorders.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to the prevention of lung disease and the promotion of lung health through research, education, and advocacy. The ALA fights lung disease in all forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is a national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights while taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.

CDC Health Worksite-Tobacco Free Campus
Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace
This toolkit provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus (TFC) initiative that includes a policy and comprehensive cessation services for employees. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) experience with implementing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tobacco-Free HHS initiative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control. Other focal points concerning the CDC are environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Community Tool Box
The Community Tool Box was created by the University of Kansas Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development, and the AHEC/Community Partners in Amherst, Massachusetts to provide information and step-by-step guidelines on how to achieve community health and development through leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, funding, and evaluation.

Healthier Pregnancy
Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide Affordable Care Act Covered Preventive Services addresses successful practices in implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations around obesity, alcohol, depression, intimate partner violence, tobacco, and breastfeeding in pre- and perinatal care settings.

Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention
The Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco is a non-profit, national organization dedicated to combating alcohol and tobacco problems and their underlying causes in Latino Communities through research, policy analysis, community education, training, and information dissemination.

Legacy’s Truth Campaign
Truth is a campaign that is committed to exposing the hard truth about tobacco so that people can have all of the information necessary for making their own decisions concerning tobacco use.

March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality.

Moving Toward Health: Achieving Parity through Tobacco Control for All Communities
Information and resources on tobacco control and food & active living policy in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, as well as in other priority populations.

National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network provides technical support to African Americans interested in reducing tobacco use in the African American community.

National Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
One of the nations largest non-governmental initiatives, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is fighting to protect children from tobacco and create a healthier environment by deglamorizing tobacco use, changing public policy, partnerships, education, and advocacy.

National Cancer Institute: Smokefree Women
This website provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying ot quit smoking.

National Cancer Institute-Tobacco Control Research Branch
The mission of the Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality caused by tobacco use through a comprehensive research program. The TCRB provides recommendations to the scientific and public health communities by synthesizing and disseminating research findings.

National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons
The National Center for Tobacco-Free Older Persons (NCTFOP) serves as a national advocate for and source of information on tobacco and its effects on older persons. From NCTFOP’s web site one can link to the Smoke-Free Environments Law Project (SFELP). SFELP provides resources useful to all states such as consultation and advice for businesses, government, and individuals on policies and practices to protect employees and the general public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

National LGBT Tobacco Control Center
This network builds on the foundation of the LGBT community’s Tobacco Action Plan. The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is working to support the many local tobacco control advocates in helping to eliminate tobacco health disparities for all LGBTs.

Out of Many, One
Out of Many, One: Campaign to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health believes that the attainment of the highest level of health and quality of life is a basic human and civil right. OMO assists community-based organizations, federal, state and local government agencies to build effective multicultural coalitions addressing minority health and health disparities.

What Works? A Guide to Smoking Cessation Methods
A quick reference guide for health care providers based on the “Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence – 2008 Update” Clinical Practice Guideline.

Partnership for Prevention
Its mission is to protect and improve health through developing and advancing policies and programs by uniting the health interests of private organizations and federal, state, and local governments.

Smoke Free Homes Project 
A comprehensive, national effort to train pediatric clinicians the effective methods to reduce children’s secondhand smoke exposure through parental smoking cessation and harm reduction.

The Praxis Project
A national nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with local groups to influence policymaking to address the underlying, systemic causes of community problems. Committed to closing the health gap facing communities of color, they forge alliances for building healthy communities.

World Health Organization-Tobacco Free Initiative
The Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) is a WHO cabinet project created to focus international attention, resources and action on the global tobacco pandemic that kills four million people a year today. Every tobacco death is preventable. That is TFI’s message and challenge.

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