Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day 2019 is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco. This year, advocates are also focused on kicking Juul, the e-cigarette that has become enormously popular among youth across the country. In 2018, an estimated 320,000 youth participated in over… Continue reading Today is Kick Butts Day!
A recent study assessed the types of e-cigarette flavors used by adolescent (aged 12-17), young adult (aged 18-24), and older adult (aged ≥25) e-cigarette users. The study found that “the leading e-cigarette flavor types among adolescents were fruit, candy, and other flavors; among young adults were fruit, candy, and mint/menthol; and among older adults were… Continue reading More evidence: flavors aren’t necessary to encourage adults to use e-cigs to quit smoking
Hey, Shelby County! Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Do you currently use tobacco products? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking or using tobacco in other forms? We are always looking for… Continue reading Break up with Tobacco? Share Your Story with us!
In addition to health effects associated with nicotine, there’s another reason now to avoid e-cigarette use. A nationally representative study earlier this month found that using e-cigarettes as one’s first tobacco product was associated with 4 times the odds of ever using cigarettes and 3 times the odds of currently using cigarettes compared to no prior… Continue reading Don’t Date the Vape: Vaping Increases Odds of Cigarette Use
On Monday, February 11th, the CDC covered the rise in tobacco use in its monthly report, #vitalsigns. There was a 38.3% increase in tobacco use among youth from 2017 to 2018 and it’s attributable to the rise in vaping with 1.5 million more current youth users. To access the new e-cigarette quit program, users can text… Continue reading TruthInitiative releases free e-cigarette quit program!
Painting with a Tobacco Twist will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hickory Hill Community Center (3910 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115). Painting with a Tobacco Twist is an event that will serve as an opportunity for high school seniors and college students to participate in local advocacy efforts by creating anti-tobacco… Continue reading You’re Invited to Painting with a Tobacco Twist!
Are you in 6th-12th grade? Do you love to draw, paint, or create art? #WeDontPuff needs your help to create our first coloring book! All artwork should be submitted by March 1, 2019 at 12 AM CST.