Day at the Capitol 2024!

Mark Your Calendars for Tuesday, May 7th, 2024.

Through with Chew Week!

Mark your calendars for February 18th – 24th to Celebrate!
Activate your TRU group by participating in the TRU Storm “Chew Juice Challenge”

Calling All Advisors!

Registtration for 2023-2024 school year is now open! All TRU and 
TRU+ groups must register each year to be considered active.

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BY THE NUMBERS

7,900 new kids start vaping every day. [1]

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24% of high school teens in PA use e-cigarettes. [1]

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89% of cigarette smokers first tried smoking by age 18.  [1]

244,000 kids in PA under age 18 will die prematurely if smoking rates don’t change. [2]

Teens joined TRU in the fight against tobacco in 2019-2020!

References:

[1] Census V2016 estimate; CDC YRBSS 2016; CDC 2014; CDC 2012

[2] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The Toll of Tobacco in Pennsylvania.

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Events

February 2024: Through with Chew Week

Through with Chew Week is a national, week-long tobacco-free event, dedicated to stopping the use of smokeless tobacco. It takes place each year during the 3rd full week of February (Feb 19-23, 2024). Host a fun TRU event during this week to educate teens not to chew!...

February 23, 2024: Great American Spit Out

The Great American Spit Out is a tobacco-free holiday to help spread awareness about the dangers of using smokeless tobacco like chew, and helping others quit. It takes place on Thursday each year during the 3rd full week of February. Celebrate this holiday with your...

April 1, 2024: Take Down Tobacco

Take Down Tobacco, a fresh take on Kick Butts Day, is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ signature platform for empowering people to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry. On April 1, TRU groups are encouraged to join this national day of action by...

May 2024: Day at the Capitol

Day at the Capitol takes place annually on the first Tuesday in May. Join TRU members from across Pennsylvania as we rally with adult lung health advocates to educate lawmakers about current tobacco control issues, such as the need for comprehensive clean indoor air...

May 31, 2024: World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is a global tobacco-free holiday that takes place on May 31 every year. The goal of the holiday is to get people to stop the use of tobacco on this day around the world. Spread the word with your TRU groups at a baseball game or other exciting...

November 16, 2023: Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a national tobacco-free holiday to help current smokers quit. Fun tobacco-free activities can be planned with your TRU group around this day, such as a scavenger hunt, Escape Room activity, and much more!