Day at the Capitol 2019

Please join us May 7th, 2019.

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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 2022: 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 20-26, 2022). Host a fun TRU event during this week to educate teens...

February 24, 2022: 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...

April 1, 2022: 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 host events that raise awareness of the...

May 3, 2022: Virtual Day at the Capitol

Join TRU members from across Pennsylvania as we rally together, virtually, with adult lung health advocates to educate lawmakers about current tobacco control issues, such as the need for comprehensive clean indoor air policies and continued tobacco...

May 31, 2022: 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 18, 2021: 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!