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Honoring Young Leaders in the Fight Against Tobacco

Youth Advocates of the Year Take on Big Tobacco

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May 20, 2014

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Last week, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids honored our Youth Advocates of the Year, extraordinary young leaders who are working to make tobacco history and create a tobacco-free generation.

We proudly honored them at our 18th annual Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., attended by more than 400 public health, political, civic and business leaders.

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posted May 20, 2014

Youth Advocates of the Year Awards – Apply Today

Deadline: January 31

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Jan 18, 2013

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With just two months to go until Kick Butts Day, we are gearing up for the biggest day to fight Big Tobacco.  But the battle lasts more than just one day.  Our Youth Advocates of the Year Awards recognize youth from across the country who are doing an outstanding job of taking on tobacco year-round.

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posted January 18, 2013

Meet Our 2012 National Youth Advocate of the Year: Gabe Glissmeyer

Utah Advocate helps launch 'It's All About the Packaging" campaign; fights Big Tobacco targeting LGBT youth

Gabe Glissmeyer, 2012 National Youth Advocate of the Year
May 18, 2012

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I am so honored to have received this award from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, and for the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to accept it. It’s also been very exciting to be able to work with my fellow youth advocates, who have each done amazing things in their communities to prevent tobacco use and help save lives.

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posted May 18, 2012

Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Leaders in the Fight to Reduce Tobacco Use

U.S. and international health leaders, youth advocates in the spotlight

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May 17, 2012

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids tonight honors leaders in the fight against tobacco at our Youth Advocates of the Year Awards Gala, an annual celebration of progress against the world's number one cause of preventable death. We will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding young people and U.S. and international leaders in combatting tobacco use.

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posted May 17, 2012

Mints, Gum, Candy — or Tobacco?

Youth advocate tells FDA panel of dangerous confusion on dissolvable products

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Jan 20, 2012

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Brightly colored packages for products labeled "fresh," "wintergreen" and "java" just aren't what they seem, youth tobacco-control advocate Judy Hou says.

"They're these little packages that you can stick in your pocket," says Hou. "They look like Tic Tacs."

In fact, they're dissolvable tobacco products, and the subject of Food and Drug Administration hearings this week on whether these new smokeless products and the marketing used to promote them appeal to kids and pose a public health threat.

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posted January 20, 2012

New Year Means Kick Butts Day is Coming Soon

Get ready now to take on Big Tobacco

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Jan 13, 2012

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The turn of the calendar means Kick Butts Day 2012 will be here before you know it! March 21 is only weeks away, so start planning now to make your Kick Butts Day event bigger and better than ever.

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posted January 13, 2012

It’s Time to Nominate Top Youth Advocates in Tobacco Control

Help us honor outstanding young people who are working to save lives

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Oct 14, 2011

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It's that time of year again — nominations for the 2012 Youth Advocates of the Year (YAYA) Awards are open!

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posted October 14, 2011

Meet Our National Youth Advocate of the Year

Abby Michaelsen works to pass California Cancer Research Act

Abby Michaelsen, National Youth Advocate of the Year
May 18, 2011

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It is an immense honor to be the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids’ National Youth Advocate of the Year! I am so excited to be in Washington to receive this award and to meet my fellow advocates who have been working tirelessly in their own communities on their tobacco prevention campaigns.

At home, I’m focused on helping my local American Heart Association with our campaign for the California Cancer Research Act. This act would increase the state’s tobacco tax by $1, with all the new funds going towards tobacco prevention and cessation programs and cancer research.  Voters will decide the issue in the next statewide election, though the exact date of that is still uncertain.

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posted May 18, 2011

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