While smoking  has declined overall among the United States population, rates are disproportionately higher among communities of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), and low socioeconomic status populations (Low SES).

Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has funded the National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention to advance the science and practice of tobacco control in the United States for members of these priority populations.

The National Networks website has information, tools and resources including:

The funded organizations include:

National Network Population of Focus Awardee Organization
ASPIRE Networkexternal icon Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, & Leadership (APPEAL)
Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA)external icon Geographically defined Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
National African American Tobacco Prevention Networkexternal icon African American National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), Inc.
National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control (NBHN)external icon Mental or substance use disorders National Council for Behavioral Health
National LGBT Tobacco-Related Cancer Networkexternal icon Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) National LGBT Cancer Network
National Native Network (Keep It Sacred)external icon American Indian and Alaska Native Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.
Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Networkexternal icon Hispanic/Latino National Alliance for Hispanic Health
SelfMade Health Networkexternal icon Low Socioeconomic Status Patient Advocate Foundation