Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

18,188 Supporters

Winning the Fight Against the World’s Leading Cause
of Preventable Death

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

 

Started 6 petitions

Petitioning Disney, Corporate Responsibility

Disney must cut ties with Big Tobacco

Something's wrong with this picture: The Walt Disney Company owns a major stake in VICE Media, a youth-oriented media company. The Financial Times and other news outlets recently reported that VICE has been helping Philip Morris International – maker of Marlboro cigarettes – market its deadly products to young people around the world. Mickey Mouse shouldn't have anything to do with the Marlboro Man. Tell Disney to push VICE to end its relationship with Philip Morris.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
5,799 supporters
Petitioning DC City Council

Take Tobacco Out of D.C. Baseball

Smokeless tobacco use harms health, leading to nicotine addiction and causing many types of cancer and other diseases. When Major League Baseball players use tobacco on the field - on the job, in public – it has even broader ramifications: Millions of kids look up to them and follow their lead. But we can stop this cycle in our city. Right now, the District of Columbia City Council is considering a bill to take tobacco out of all sports venues, including Nationals Park. And they need to know that we support it. We’re tired of seeing the consequences of the close connection between tobacco and America’s pastime: Even as cigarette use continues to decline among youth, smokeless tobacco use has remained troublingly steady. It’s used by 14.7% of high school boys. And every year, about half a million kids age 12-17 use it for the first time. What players do in their personal lives is their own business, but using tobacco while millions of kids are watching is another matter. America’s pastime should be about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle – not a deadly and addictive product. With baseball season underway, D.C. has an opportunity to send a message to MLB and the Players Association that if they won’t act to protect kids, we will. Tell the City Council to take tobacco out of baseball.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1,175 supporters
Petitioning The New York City Council

Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

Smokeless tobacco use harms health, leading to nicotine addiction and causing many types of cancer and other diseases. When Major League Baseball players use tobacco on the field - on the job, in public - it has even broader ramifications: Millions of kids look up to them and follow their lead. But we can stop this cycle in our city. Right now, the New York City Council is considering a bill to take tobacco out of all ticketed baseball and other sporting events, including any at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. And they need to know that we support it. We’re tired of seeing the consequences of the close connection between tobacco and America’s pastime: Even as cigarette use continues to decline among youth, smokeless tobacco use has remained troublingly steady. It’s used by 14.7% of high school boys. And every year, about half a million kids age 12-17 use it for the first time. What players do in their personal lives is their own business, but using tobacco while millions of kids are watching is another matter. America’s pastime should be about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle – not a deadly and addictive product. With baseball season just around the corner, New York has an opportunity to send a message to MLB and the Players Association that if they won’t act to protect kids, we will. Tell the City Council to take tobacco out of baseball.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
4,469 supporters
Petitioning Chris Christie

Gov. Christie: Raise New Jersey’s Tobacco Age to 21

On January 11, 2016, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill to raise the tobacco age to 21. Since 95% of smokers start before age 21, this is a huge opportunity to keep cigarettes out of high schools and protect kids from addiction. But there's still one more hurdle: Governor Christie has to sign it. According to the rules, he must sign or veto within one week. We know that he hasn't made up his mind yet. So he needs to hear from as many of us as possible ASAP. Dozens of cities – including New York City – and the state of Hawaii have already raised the age to 21. Let's push it over the finish line in New Jersey! Tell Gov. Christie to sign the bill to raise the tobacco age to 21!

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
2,648 supporters
Victory
Petitioning San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Take Tobacco Out of Baseball

Smokeless tobacco use harms health, leading to nicotine addiction and causing many types of cancer and other diseases. When Major League Baseball players use tobacco on the field – on the job, in public – it has even broader ramifications: Millions of kids look up to them and follow their lead. But we can stop this cycle in our city. Right now, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a bill to make all San Francisco baseball venues tobacco-free. And they need to know that we support it. We're tired of seeing the consequences of the close connection between tobacco and America's pastime: Even as cigarette use continues to decline among youth, smokeless tobacco use has remained troublingly steady – and has even increased during the past decade. It's used by 14.7% of high school boys. And every year, 535,000 kids age 12-17 use it for the first time. What players do in their personal lives is their own business, but using tobacco while millions of kids are watching is another matter. America's pastime should be about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle – not a deadly and addictive product. With spring training underway, San Franciscans have an opportunity to send a message to MLB and the Players Association that if they won't act to protect kids, we will. Tell the Board of Supervisors to take tobacco out of baseball.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
2,186 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Mitchell Landrieu

New Orleans needs a smoke-free law that covers all workers

Stand-alone bars and gaming establishments are exempt from Louisiana's smoke-free law, subjecting tens of thousands of workers, tourists and residents to secondhand smoke. It's time we eliminate the dangers of secondhand smoke from all of the city’s public spaces.  

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
1,911 supporters