The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


American Heart Association -

Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States.

Want evidence of its dangers? Then consider these statistics:

Smokers' risk of heart attack is more than twice that of nonsmokers.

Cigarette smoking is the biggest risk factor for sudden cardiac death -- smokers have two to four times the risk of nonsmokers.

Studies have shown that cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for stroke.

Evidence also indicates that chronic exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (secondhand smoke, passive smoking) may increase the risk of heart disease.