Asian Pacific Islander Partners & Advocates Countering Tobacco
WHO WE ARE
The Asian/Pacific Islander Partners & Advocates Countering Tobacco (API PACT) Program is a program of the California Health Collaborative. API PACT was created to support communities in addressing the negative impact that commercial tobacco has had on people, particularly populations such as the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities who have been disproportionately impacted by the tobacco industry.1
Our Voice Matter
Our community needs to tell our stories and share ideas about how to help keep families safe from the harms of tobacco. We can help keep our community healthy by working as partners with other AANHPI organizations and community members.
Most people who become addicted to nicotine started using tobacco products before the age of 18.2 Let’s get our youth engaged as champions for their communities! Are you between the ages 13–17 and living in Clovis or Livingston Sign up today to be a part of our youth coalition!
Reduce Availability of Tobacco
We want to help Livingston and Clovis learn about policy solutions that limit the sale of tobacco products or require tobacco retailers to obtain a license to ensure compliance with local business standards, reduce youth access to tobacco, and limit the negative public health effects associated with tobacco use.
- Truth Initiative. Tobacco Use in the Asian American Community. https://truthinitiative.org/researchresources/
targeted-communities/tobacco-use-asian-american-community [Accessed 6/2023]
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of
Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. 2014.
Funded by the California Department of Public Health, Tobacco Control Program under contract No. 22-11193