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!
Our kids can’t wait: Tell Pres. Obama to set rules for e-cigarettes and cigars.
Sign our petition: Tell governments around the world to ban the "Be Marlboro" ad campaign and stop Philip Morris International from marketing its deadly products to kids.
Louisiana - Tell legislators to raise the cigarette tax to the national average!
Louisiana has one of the lowest cigarette taxes in the country – and one of the highest smoking rates. This is no coincidence. A higher cigarette tax is the single most effective way to reduce smoking, especially among kids. It would also save our state millions of health care dollars and provide revenue to help close our state budget gap. Tell your state legislators that Louisiana deserves to at least be at the national average.
Tell Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association to take tobacco out of baseball.
Smokeless tobacco use by Major League Baseball players endangers the health of impressionable youth who follow their lead, as well as the players themselves. It's time to take tobacco out of baseball once and for all.
Ohio - Tell legislators: Support the governor's proposed $1 cigarette tax increase.
Gov. Kasich has proposed a $1 cigarette tax increase. This would prevent 65,000 kids from smoking and help more than 73,000 Ohioans overcome their addiction to cigarettes. It would also save the state $2.6 billion in long-term health care costs. But right now, the legislature has to approve it. Send them a letter asking them to support this life-saving legislation .
Kansas - Ask lawmakers to support an increase in the state tobacco tax.
tax. Governor Brownback has proposed a $1.50 cigarette tax increase in his budget. But now the legislature has to approve it. An increase in the cigarette tax not only provides needed revenue for the state, it is a proven way to save lives and prevent kids from smoking. Send a letter to your state legislators asking them to stand up for the health of all Kansans and support a sensible increase in the tobacco tax.
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.
Sign up today to receive updates and alerts about opportunities to fight Big Tobacco internationally and in your country.
Sign up today to receive updates and alerts about opportunities to fight Big Tobacco nationally and in your own community.