A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHO WE ARE
Since the early 1990’s, the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition and partner organizations have worked on strategies and policies to reduce the economic and physical harm caused by tobacco use in the state of Kansas.
These efforts have involved developing policy positions regarding tobacco use, advocating for policy changes related to reducing exposure to secondhand smoke, increasing the price of tobacco products, empowering youth to resist tobacco use, helping to promote tobacco control media campaigns, providing technical assistance to communities on prevention and cessation efforts.
Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition board, 2021.
A TOBACCO-FREE KANSAS
To eliminate tobacco* use among Kansans through advocacy, education and collaboration to achieve health equity.
* Tobacco refers to any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption including novel and emerging nicotine products sold commercially for profit. TFKC excludes “traditional tobacco” used in sacred ways, in its definition.
Leadership Integrity Inclusivity Strategic Action
Adoption of the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act
Additional $0.50 cigarette tax increase for a total of $1.29/pack
Twenty local ordinances increasing age of tobacco purchase to 21
Expanded cessation coverage for Medicaid recipients
WHAT WE DO
The Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition is statewide alliance of health, medical, education, law enforcement, health coalitions, parents, youth, and individuals advocating for laws, policies, and evidence-based program funding to significantly reduce tobacco use and addiction.
Our members are committed to reducing health disparities and the health cost burden caused by tobacco use in Kansas. Over the past 20 years, our statewide network has helped develop programs and pass policies that reduce the prevalence of tobacco use for Kansas adults and youth.
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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY GUIDELINES
KANSAS TOBACCO CONTROL STRATEGIC PLAN
HEALTHY KANSAS 2020
Membership is completely free and will give you up-to-date insights on the latest in tobacco control efforts around Kansas and the United States. Connect with public health experts to help prevent tobacco use in your community.