NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (ACT NL) 

Address: 29 Rowan Street, St. John’s, NL A1B 2X2 

Tel: (709) 753-0079
Fax: (709) 753-0109
Twitter: @actnl 


ACT is a partnership of both government and non-government organizations, dedicated to reducing the negative health, economic, and environmental effects of tobacco use in NL.

Target Population:

All segments of population with particular attention to youth.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

  • Together with its partners, ACT is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the Provincial Tobacco Reduction Strategy which sets out a coordinated plan for tobacco control activities in the Province. 
  • Mass media campaigns including T.V., radio and print commercials which educate youth on the tobacco industry. 
  • Mass media campaigns which educate the entire population on the dangers of 2nd hand smoke exposure in the home and in the work place. 
  • The ACT Grant Program is a year-round program designed to assist community partners around the province as they implement projects to show that every action counts when it comes to tobacco control in NL. 
  • Helping Women Live Smoke-Free initiative: works with Family Resource Centers (Healthy Baby Clubs) to address tobacco use during pregnancy and post-partum. The initiative focuses on screening for tobacco use, and initiating a conversation with women about smoking. It provides:
    • information about health effects
    • identifies challenges women may face
    • explores different ways to quit
    • shares community supports and explores ways to support women to reduce or quit smoking and reduce exposure to second-hand smoke.
    • Click here to view program materials
    • For further information on this program please contact Melissa at the ACT office by calling 1-709-753-0079 or emailing

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