CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS

WASHINGTON, DC   |  http://www.tobaccofreekids.org

Mission

For more than 20 years, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has fought to protect children and save lives from the #1 cause of preventable death: tobacco use. Our vision is a future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. Because tobacco has killed enough.

Ruling year info

1996

President & CEO

Mr. Matthew L. Myers

Executive Vice President, Global

Yolonda Richardson

Main address

1400 I STREET NW Suite 1200

WASHINGTON, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

52-1969967

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids leads the fight to protect kids and save lives from tobacco use, both in the United States and around the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Take Down Tobacco

The Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is a day of activism where communities across the globe rally to push for the first tobacco-free generation. Youth tobacco rates are at a 20-year high in the U.S. due to the worsening youth e-cigarette epidemic, and tobacco is still the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. and across the globe. On this day, each year, students, teachers, parents, elected leaders, health professionals, advocates and concerned citizens just like you are standing up to Take Down Tobacco.

Population(s) Served

Each year, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala honors youth advocates, tobacco-control champions, and distinguished guests in a grand celebration and awards program.

Population(s) Served

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids bring National Youth Ambassadors – outstanding youth who are tobacco control leaders in their states – to Washington for the week to engage them, train them, and take them to Capitol Hill. The Ambassadors visits their Representatives and Senators offices where they asked their Members of Congress not to support the cigar or grandfather riders.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our ultimate goal is to achieve a future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

To achieve our mission, we:

o Promote public policies proven to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. These include higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws, well-funded tobacco prevention and stop-smoking programs, and tough regulation of tobacco products and marketing.
o Expose and counter tobacco industry efforts to market to children and mislead the public.
o Strengthen tobacco control efforts in the United States and worldwide by providing support and information to our many partners.
o Mobilize organizations and individuals to join the fight against tobacco.
o Empower a tobacco-free generation by fostering youth leadership and activism.
o Inform the public, policy makers and the media about tobacco's devastating consequences and the effectiveness of the policies we support.

Since 1996, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has advocated for scientifically proven, cost-effective solutions that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect non-smokers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. We know how to win the fight against tobacco and the progress we have make since our founding demonstrates that these solutions work. We accept no government or tobacco industry funding and rely on contributions from individuals, philanthropic foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations.

Smoking rates in the U.S. have fallen from over 42% in 1965 to 15% today. Smoking rates among youth have fallen from over 36% in 1997 to 8% today. In the U.S., 30 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus hundreds of cities and counties, have enacted strong smoke-free laws. A growing number of countries around the world have passed strong smoke-free laws.

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. If current trends continue, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Every year, tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans and nearly six million people worldwide. Tobacco use causes some of the most feared and costly diseases, including cancer, heart disease and emphysema. It harms reproductive health and damages nearly every organ in the human body. We will not quit until every child is tobacco-free and we have eliminated the death and disease caused by tobacco.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email, Funder Evaluations,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

William Novelli

McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Christopher Conley

Tricadia Municipal Management

Doug Ulman

Pelontonia

Bechara Choucair

Kaiser Permanente

Nancy Brown

American Heart Association

Michael Moore

Mike Moore Law Firm, LLC

Matthew Myers

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Jonah Shacknai

DermaForce Partners

Jacqueline Bolt

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Eileen Boone

CVS Health

Gary Reedy

American Cancer Society

William Novelli

Georgetown University

Sara Kay

No Affiliation

Beverly May

Children's Center, Salt Lake City

Tim Riester

Riester

Yolonda Richardson

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Sarah Ryan

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/02/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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