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.


February 2006 BUILT Website of the Month - Here's help you need to quit chewing tobacco.

It's easy to start chewing tobacco in the trades. A lot of co-workers chew, you don't have to take a break to get a nicotine hit, and your hands are free to get work done. But have you tried to quit? "I've been a smoker but its' harder to quit chew," said one Electrician. is a website sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and run by the Oregon Research Institute. Log on and you will be given access to proven ways to help you quit. Here you will get help developing a plan to help you quit.