Tobacco use will kill 1 billion people this century -- unless we act now. Tobacco companies must be held accountable for their marketing practices and deception. To pass strong tobacco control laws, we need grassroots support -- we can't do this without you!
The FDA is under immense pressure to include loopholes in its final rule over tobacco products. Cigar smokers, e-cigarette users, retailers and manufacturers are flooding the FDA with comments urging exemptions and weaker regulations. The FDA needs to hear from you to make sure the final rule is strong and doesn’t exempt any tobacco products.
We're being outnumbered 20 to 1 - please help by signing our letter to the FDA today. We will submit the letter with the name, city and state of all signers before the August 8th deadline.
7/23, 7 pm ET: First goal of 1,000 signatures reached just 4 hours after launching - let's try for 2,000!
7/25, 1 pm ET: Second goal of 2,000 signatures reached - let's try for 2,500!
STAND UP NEW YORK: RESTRICT THE USE OF E-CIGS IN PUBLIC PLACES
We all know that for decades the tobacco companies claimed that secondhand smoke was perfectly safe to breathe. Now they're making the same claims about e-cigarette vapor. New Yorkers are not going to be used as guinea pigs!
In New York, we don't want e-cigarettes used in public places where cigarettes are prohibited. We don't want e-cigarette vapor intruding on our personal space.
STAND UP NEW YORK: Tell your representatives to include e-cigarettes in New York's Clean Indoor Air law:
Across the country, youth leaders are stepping up and fighting big tobacco. Check our these clips from our 2012 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards featuring National Award Winner, Gabe Glissmeyer, and Group Winner, Reality Check.
Big Tobacco spends one million dollars every hour to recruit kids as "replacement smokers" for the over 400,000 Americans killed each year by tobacco. Watch "Irreplaceable," a video by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Y Street, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth's teen volunteer group.