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:
- Maximize public and private resources allocated to tobacco control by facilitating communication and networking among tobacco control efforts statewide.
- Assist in the expansion of cessation and prevention services across the state.
- Build community involvement in policies and programs to decrease economic and health impact of tobacco use.
- 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.
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
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
Tobacco Free Babies Project®
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.