Raising Tobacco Taxes to Support Health Access

A Step-by-Step Campaign Guide

Community Catalyst has developed a tobacco tax guide in consultation with experienced advocates who have waged state campaigns to raise tobacco taxes and direct those revenues to health care. The guide provides specific suggestions on, and models for, coalition development, campaign structure, policy analysis, grassroots organizing, media strategy, and lobbying political officials. It is designed to help you be pro-active, as well as ready to respond to opposition tactics. The guide focuses on state-based campaigns but also discusses the benefits of, and best practices for, engaging in a regional effort.

Read the guide here.