Day at the Capitol 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.
According to the CDC, nearly 90% of smokers try
their first cigarette before age 18.
BY THE NUMBERS
Teens joined TRU in the fight against tobacco in 2018-2019!
 Census V2016 estimate; CDC YRBSS 2016; CDC 2014; CDC 2012 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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February 2023: 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 19-25, 2023). Host a fun TRU event during this week to educate teens not to chew!...
February 23, 2023: 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...
March 31, 2023: 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 March 31, TRU groups are encouraged to join this national day of action by...
May 2, 2023: 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, 2023: 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!