Tobacco Nation in the age of covid-19
Areas of the country with high rates of smoking—a risk factor for COVID-19 infection—are also among those with the lowest hospital capacities.
Why tobacco is a racial justice issue
Truth Initiative has long recognized that racism is a public health issue and found that there are major reasons why racial disparities in tobacco use persist. Here are some actions and continued efforts needed to address these problems.
Majority of young vapers worry about COVID-19 risk and want to quit
Findings from a new Truth Initiative survey reveal that the coronavirus pandemic is motivating many young people who use e-cigarettes to quit vaping.
FDA should require research on impact of e-cigarettes on youth
A group of leading tobacco control experts called on the FDA to require tobacco companies to submit research showing the impact on youth in the US before authorizing the marketing of any new tobacco product; including e-cigarettes.
Dangerous loopholes: Young e-cigarette users report swapping products as vaping policies change
Following the removal of certain flavors of JUUL young users switched to other brands still offering sweet and fruity flavors.
One year of recovery: the journey from opioid addiction
The Truth About Opioids campaign brought Americans face-to-face with one woman’s opioid addiction, withdrawal and treatment. One year later, she’s celebrating her recovery.
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Truth Initiative is America's largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.
We seek, speak and spread the truth about tobacco
Quitting tobacco use has always been one of the best things a smoker can do to protect their health and it is especially critical now.