Day at the Capitol 2019

Please join us May 7th, 2019.

Point of Sale

The tobacco industry knows they can directly market to teens by
advertising and promoting their products in environments like convenience
stores where they have a captive audience.

Tobacco 21

According to the CDC, nearly 90% of smokers try
their first cigarette before age 18.

TRU

BY THE NUMBERS

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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 2017-2018!

References:

[1] Census V2016 estimate; CDC YRBSS 2016; CDC 2014; CDC 2012[2] Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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Events

February 2019: Through with Chew Week

Through with Chew Week is a national, week-long tobacco-free event, dedicated to promoting stopping the use of smokeless tobacco. Host another fun TRU event during this week to educate teens not to chew!

February 21, 2019: 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. Celebrate this holiday with your TRU members to help them educate others about the dangers of these products!

March 20, 2019: Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is the tobacco-free holiday where teens can get together across the U.S. and stand up against tobacco! Many teens participate in kick ball tournaments or even “Blow Bubbles, Not Smoke” events, so get your TRU groups involved in these great activities!

May 7th-8th, 2019: Day at the Capitol

Hundreds of TRU members from across Pennsylvania rally together with adult lung health advocates at the State Capitol in Harrisburg to speak with their lawmakers about current tobacco control issues, such as Tobacco 21. They also get to...

May 31, 2019: World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is a global tobacco-free holiday 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 location to start off with a safe, smoke-free summer!

November 15, 2019: 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!