To work collectively in love, unity, and cultural humility to educate, empower and engage our communities to end commercial tobacco use.
Cigarettes and tobacco products are social and economic injustice issues in the Black community. The tobacco industry is the #1 predator of our people. Nicotine addiction takes over 45,000 Black lives a year—more than AIDS, police brutality, car accidents, alcohol and other drugs combined.
The California Department of Public Health’s –Tobacco Control Program has funded the AACC to work to rebuild/increase the capacity of African American/African Immigrant communities to conduct meaningful and relevant tobacco control programs and activities.