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.


Children Opposed to Smoking Tobacco (C.O.S.T.) - It's amazing what kids can do. Do you have children? Are you proud of the things they do? Let me introduce you to some other amazing kids.

In January,1996, several middle school children in New Jersey decided to try to do something about tobacco in their community. They discovered there was plenty they could do, not only locally, but statewide and in Washington, D.C., as well. Children Opposed to Smoking Tobacco (C.O.S.T.) became so active that they were named the Group Advocate of the Year for 1999 by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.


What started out as a posting on an AOL bulletin board became one of the best websites by and for kids. Check it out: