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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!

 

Latest Action Alerts

  • Marylanders: Urge your candidates to sign the Healthy Maryland Initiative Candidate Resolution

    Over the past decade, Maryland's smoking rate has declined by 32%, double the national average, saving over 70,000 people from preventable tobacco caused deaths and hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs, in large part as a result of three tobacco tax increases!

    Let's deal another major blow to the death and disease caused by tobacco. Let's get as many legislators as possible to pledge their support now. We need to know where they stand before we go to the polls this November and before this comes up next year in the legislative session.

    Ask your incumbent legislators to sign the Healthy Maryland Initiative Candidate Resolution.

  • Kentuckians: Tell the legislature "Thanks for NOTHING"

    The 2014 General Assembly wraps up this week and our elected officials did NOTHING to ensure all Kentuckians the right to breathe smoke-free air. Even though smoke-free air is good for both health and business, legislators failed to act. Actually, it's not just failure, it's neglect!

    Send your legislator a message today telling them "thanks for nothing!"

  • Rhode Islanders: Prohibit sale of e-cigs to minors!

    The Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing this Wednesday, March 26, on a bill (H7021) that will prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

    We strongly support this measure for the following reasons:

    • E-cigarettes are an unregulated product and their popularity is exploding among teens
    • The majority of e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance
    • The FDA has announced its intention to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products
    • H7021 will require vendors to obtain tobacco retail licenses ($25) and will enable law enforcement to do compliance check

    Please urge the members of the House Judiciary Committee to support H7021, legislation that will prohibit sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

 

Advocates in Action

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.

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  • Tobacco will kill 1 Billion people worldwide this century ... unless we act now.
  • Tobacco companies must be held accountable for their marketing practices and deception.
  • pass strong tobacco control laws, we need public support — we can't do this without you!

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Why join our fight?

  • Tobacco use will kill 1 Billion people worldwide 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!

By joining our fight, you can help:

  • Get musicians like Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys to drop tobacco sponsors from their concerts around the world
  • Knock tobacco out of the park by getting all tobacco use out of Major League Baseball.
  • Pass government policies at the federal, state and local levels that are proven to reduce tobacco use.

Sign up today to receive updates and alerts about opportunities to fight Big Tobacco nationally and in your own community.

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