GASP plays an active role and has a rich history in tobacco control, promoting smokefree environments and tobacco-free lives for people in New Jersey and outside the State's borders. Our organization's activities support initiatives in other U.S. States, as well as globally in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Our programs educate and provide service to those who need to breathe air that is 100% free from carcinogenic tobacco smoke, both indoors and outside.
Since 1974 we are a tobacco control leader on initiatives on the local, county, state, federal and global level. We provide expert information, guidance and technical assistance on tobacco control policy, legislation and litigation, and on tobacco sales, marketing and use. We consult with colleagues and the public-at-large on tobacco-related issues and report on emerging trends and issues in tobacco control.
GASP has loyal members, dedicated management and staff, a prestigious Board of Trustees led by our President Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D. (former NJ Commissioner of Health and Senior Services), and an exemplary advisory board.
We are a founding member of Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey, the statewide tobacco control effort under the New Jersey Department of Health's Office of Tobacco Control, branded Tobacco-Free for a Healthy New Jersey in 2011.
GASP is also a Project Partner in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Tobacco-Diabetes Integration Project since 2009. We provide New Jersey-specific resource information on tobacco prevention and diabetes, and offer advocacy training modules on tobacco control advocacy to diabetes prevention partners. The Project is a partnership between the New Jersey State Department of Health and Human Services' Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program and its Chronic Disease Prevention and Control program, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's Collaborative Chronic Disease, Health Promotion, and Surveillance Project.
Thank you for our loyal members and tobacco control community partners. We greatly appreciate our funding from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and NJ Department of Health's Office of Tobacco Control, and from other generous contributors, including the F.M. Kirby Foundation and Hyde and Watson Foundation. We hope you will consider supporting GASP, a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Karen Blumenfeld, Esq.
Last update: 3/13/11