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!
Thank the Council for their historic vote!
On Wednesday, October 30, the New York City Council once again took historic action to further reduce tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death. Join us in thanking the New York City Council for approving bills that establish a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, stop tobacco industry discounting schemes and prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. These bold steps will dramatically reduce youth tobacco use and serve as models for the rest of the United States and the world.
City Council Voting Wednesday on Two Policies to Reduce Tobacco Use New York City once again has an opportunity to continue its legacy as a leader in promoting health and saving lives. The City Council will be voting on Wednesday on two bills that will strengthen the enforcement of NYC's existing tobacco pricing laws and increase the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. These bills will both help improve troubling smoking rates in our most vulnerable populations!
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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