TRU Storms

TRU Storms

Celebrate your tobacco-free lifestyle and educate others about being tobacco-free as part of a TRU Storm! TRU Storms are events that are hosted by TRU Groups across the state of PA. While these events can take place any time of the year, they are typically held around tobacco-free holidays.  TRU Advisors can organize the Storms or TRU Youth can plan them too!

Check out our latest TRU activities:

Ask a Chemist

TRU invites all groups to plan an Ask a Chemist event to squash Big Tobacco’s lies and spread the TRUth about nicotine and tobacco! Recruit your chemistry or science teacher to talk about the chemicals in tobacco products and how nasty they really are.

Chew Juice Challenge

Grab some friends and play the Chew Juice Challenge to find out if you can avoid getting tricked by Big Tobacco! Fill up several cups with tea then dissolve salt in a few cups to represent chew spit. Then play a tobacco trivia game and have participants pick a cup to drink if they answer incorrectly. See who can make it to the end of the game without having to drink any “chew”!

Youth Advocacy Video Challenge

Join TRU’s Advocacy Video Challenge to help educate PA legislators on TRU’s key advocacy issues! Create a video explaining why MSA funding and comprehensive clean indoor air policies are so important to protecting the lungs of PA youth. Check out the challenge guide for all of the details, including sample questions and tips for creating your video.

Tobacco-Free School Policy Scavenger Hunt

Do you know if your school has a comprehensive tobacco-free policy? It’s time to find out! Find your school’s tobacco policy and use it to complete this scavenger hunt to find out if your school is doing everything it can to protect students, teachers, and visitors from the harmful effects of tobacco products.

Past TRU Storms

Take a look back at some of our past TRU Storms, including an Escape from Smoke event for Kick Butts Day, a baseball game and poster contest for World No Tobacco Day and a tobacco-free school carnival!