About NTPC

The coalition is not the single voice of tobacco control in Nevada.  It is many voices speaking together.  Through our organization, concerned Nevadans, organizations and public health officials have joined together in a statewide movement to end Big Tobacco's grip on our state.

We work with member organizations and assist in communication between its members.  This is done by providing training on grassroots organizing, working with the media, gathering and using data, speaking out on public policy and maximizing people and funds in the fight against tobacco.

By reducing tobacco use in the state, we can limit the exposure of nonsmokers to secondhand smoke, save lives and lower the economic impact to the state of treating smoking-related illness.

We strive to counter the marketing practices of the tobacco industry with the truth about tobacco use.  Since tobacco products, when used as directed, can kill consumers; the tobacco industry must seek out new consumers and hook them as early as possible.  Research shows that over half of Nevada's tobacco users want to quit.  Our members work with them to increase their chances of successfully ending their addiction.

The goals of the Coalition are:

  1. Maximize public and private resources allocated to tobacco control by facilitating communication and networking among tobacco control efforts statewide.
  2. Assist in the expansion of cessation and prevention services across the state.
  3. Build community involvement in policies and programs to decrease economic and health impact of tobacco use.
  4. Examine current state and local tobacco related policies and work within the capacity and limitations of individual members and their representative organizations to advance policy change that reduces the use, consumption, and exposure to smoking and secondhand smoke.

Member organizations:

Alrus Consulting

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Heart Asssociation

American Lung Association

Banner Churchill Hospital

Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada

Carson City Health and Human Services

Churchill Community Coalition

Clark County Medical Society Alliance

Healthy Communities Coalition

High Sierra Health Education Center

Join Together Northern NV

KEEN TV 17

Mad Science of Las Vegas

March of Dimes-Nevada Chapter

Nevada Cancer Institute

Nevada Public Health Foundation

Nevada State Cancer Council

Nevada State Health Division

Nevada State Health Division- SAPTA

Nevada State Health Division- Perinatal Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Nevada State Medical Association

Nevada Statewide Coalition Partnership

Nevada Tobacco Users’ Helpline

Nye Communities Coalition

P.A.C.E. Coalition

Partnership of Community Resources

Robert Peterson PhD

Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Health Center

Statewide Native American Coalition

Southern Nevada AHEC

Southern Nevada Health District  

Take On Your Health

Tar Wars

Tobacco Free Babies Project®

United Healthcare

UNLV Department of Counselor Education

UNLV, School of Dental Medicine Crackdown on Cancer

UNLV School of Nursing

UNR, University Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Washoe County Health District

Washoe County School District

Safe and Drug free Schools

Washoe County Chronic Disease Coalition

If you would like to join, please call 702-948-4157 for more information.