Take Action: Fight Big Tobacco!

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!

 

Featured Action Alert

  • Our kids can’t wait: Tell the Obama Administration to set common-sense rules for cigars and e-cigarettes.

 

Latest Action Alerts

  • 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 .

  • Kentucky - Tell state senators to "free the bill."
    The smoke-free bill passed the Kentucky House of Representatives on February 13. When it moved to the Senate last week, the leadership assigned it to the committee that primarily oversees veterans’ affairs – not health and welfare! As a result, the bill's progress has stalled. Email the Senate now and tell them to free the bill!

  • 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.

 

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!

By joining our fight, you can help:

  • Get artists like Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys to drop tobacco sponsors from their concerts around the world.
  • Help pass local legislation that is proven to reduce tobacco use.

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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.

Your privacy is fully protected and we will never sell your information to a third party. (See Privacy Policy)

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