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Survivors of tobacco-related diseases and advocacy for tobacco control
  1. M Mathew1,
  2. A O Goldstein1,
  3. K Hampton2
  1. 1
    The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  2. 2
    The Survivors and Victims of Tobacco Empowerment (SAVE) Program, Wadesboro, NC, USA
  1. Adam O Goldstein, MD, MPH, UNC Department of Family Medicine CB# 7595 Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA; aog{at}


Survivors and victims of tobacco-related diseases can and should play significant roles in tobacco control advocacy efforts. This article describes one example of how to successfully incorporate their talents into a statewide programme.

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  • Funding: Portions of this work received support in part by funding from the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission.

  • Competing interests: None.