What is Take Down Tobacco?
“Take Down Tobacco” is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day. The signature platform gives everyday people the power to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry. “Take Down Tobacco” is a year-round campaign that builds up to a National Day of Action every March.
This year’s Take Down Tobacco Day of Action will be held on March 18. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the event.
Since the first day of action a quarter of a century ago, the United States has make a lot of progress in decreasing youth smoking rates. However, the rising popularity of e-cigarettes among youth are reversing the progress that was made during the first tobacco-free generation. From cigarettes and cigars to smokeless tobacco and heat-not-burn cigarettes, the tobacco industry offers a wide range of addictive and dangerous products that put young people at risk all over the world.
On March 18, 2020, we encourage youth activists, educators, parents, health advocates, and concerned citizens to come together to raise awareness of the dangers tobacco use poses and encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco free.
If you or someone you know needs help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit the Nevada Tobacco Quitline’s website.
If you’re a teenager looking to quit smoking, try the “My Life, My Quit” program that offers free and confidential services for teen that want help quitting all forms of tobacco, including vaping. Text “Start My Quit” to 855-891-9989 or enroll online at https://mylifemyquit.org/en-US/Enroll-Now.