About SCLC

Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death and illness.

There are 37.8 million current smokers in the U.S., and 70% say that they would like to quit, but without assistance, less than 5% are able to stop smoking.

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’s (SCLC's) mission is to eliminate disparities in commercial tobacco use and increase the number of providers who help individuals quit. We aim to drive health systems transformation to promote cessation in disproportionately impacted populations through providing technical assistance, organizing leadership summits, and producing national webinars for education.

Over the last 21 years, SCLC has helped save numerous lives by leading smoking-cessation education and advocacy efforts across the country.
SCLC is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and also receives significant funding from Truth Initiative to work with the behavioral health population.

The SCLC team looks forward to the next decade of working collaboratively on cessation efforts with priority populations, developing new alliances, identifying new evidence-based practices and resources, and giving a voice to champions.

For more information about SCLC, read "The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center: A Progress Report," by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.