the news

Terms and Conditions

Truth Initiative provides the website (the “Site”) under the following conditions, which may be amended from time to time. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to these terms.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on the Site is provided for the general purpose of furthering Truth Initiative’s mission to achieve a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco.  It does not constitute medical advice.  The Site is not used to make diagnoses, prescribe medicine or provide treatment, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are familiar with your individual medical needs. 

Intellectual Property 

Unless otherwise indicated, Truth Initiative owns all legal right, title and interest in the Site and all materials posted on it, in any media, including any and all intellectual property rights. These materials include, but are not limited to, articles, text, graphics, still images, video, audio, trademarks and logos.

Truth Initiative gives its consent for third parties to reproduce, distribute, or publish any of Truth Initiative’s articles or other written materials on this website for non-commercial, educational purposes so long as they are unaltered and accompanied by proper attribution. Attribution should be to “Truth Initiative at” or to “Truth Initiative” with a hyperlink to the written material as it appears at  Any other use of Truth Initiative materials on this website, including any use of an image or a video or audio clip, requires advance written approval by Truth Initiative. In addition, you may not use any of our trademarks without prior written permission. Permission to reproduce, distribute, or publish materials on this website that are the property of another entity or individual, and not Truth Initiative, must be obtained directly from that entity or individual. If you are interested in obtaining approvals from Truth Initiative or for further information, please contact us at [email protected].

User-Provided Content

You, not Truth Initiative, are legally responsible for material you post on the Site.  You agree to post only content to which you own the copyright or have express permission from the copyright owner to post.  You agree not to post any material that would violate or infringe upon the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights of others. 

Truth Initiative does not endorse or take responsibility for content posted by the Site’s users.  While Truth Initiative does not routinely review user-provided content, Truth Initiative reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to remove any information posted on the Site for any reason or no reason. 

You agree to provide Truth Initiative with a non-exclusive, perpetual and royalty-free license to use any material you post on the Site to further Truth Initiative’s charitable purpose. 

Limitation of Liability

You will hold harmless Truth Initiative and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from all claims arising out of or related to your use of, or your inability to use, the Site or the information contained in the Site or any other website(s) to which it is linked.


Truth Initiative reserves the right to change or terminate any aspect of the Site, including the Site itself and individual user accounts for any reason or no reason.  Truth Initiative also reserves the right to impose limits on certain features of the Site or restrict access to all or parts of the Site without notice or penalty.

Conflict of Interest

Truth Initiative has adopted a conflict of interest policy that you can view here.