The Unfiltered Truth About Tobacco

February 10, 2011

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Welcome to Tobacco Unfiltered, a new blog where you can find news and information about the global movement to reduce tobacco use and its terrible toll of death and disease.

We'll keep you up-to-date on the work of dedicated citizens and public officials in the United States and around the globe who are battling the world's leading cause of preventable death.  And of course, we'll expose the tobacco industry's insidious marketing schemes and the smarmy political tactics it uses to block progress.

This blog is for and about the incredible community of people who work to save lives now and protect the next generation from the devastating illnesses caused by tobacco use. 

We'll keep you posted on our progress and highlight the efforts of amazing advocates in the United States and around the world as we seek to enact the strategies that we know work:  Higher tobacco taxes, tough regulation of tobacco products and marketing, well-funded programs to prevent kids from starting to smoke, insurance coverage for treatments that help smokers quit and smoke-free policies that protect everyone's right to breathe clean air.  

We've got tough — and energizing — challenges ahead this year.  Here are just a few:

So watch this space.  And help us win the fight against the world's number one cause of preventable death

Contact us at:  unfiltered@tobaccofreekids.org.