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Jun 07, 2018, 14:29 ET Tobacco Use Rates Among Middle and High School Students Flatten in 2017

The National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) results, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show that after an...


Apr 18, 2018, 00:05 ET JUUL E-cigarettes Gain Popularity Among Youth, But Awareness of Nicotine Presence Remains Low

Since 2016, the e-cigarette brand JUUL has surged in popularity among young people and as of April 2018 has taken more than half of the e-cigarette...


Apr 11, 2018, 07:31 ET Millions of smokers go online for help to quit each year

The internet is the first place many people go to get information on how to quit smoking. In fact, more than 12 million U.S. adults — a third of...


Mar 16, 2018, 11:47 ET New Report From Truth Initiative® Illustrates Alarming Rise Of Tobacco Use In Streaming Content And Pervasive Smoking Images On Cable And Broadcast TV

New research released today by Truth Initiative — the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco a thing of the past — reveals that 79 percent...


Mar 15, 2018, 17:53 ET Less is More When it Comes to the FDA's Game-Changing Nicotine Reduction Plan

The FDA's bold nicotine reduction plan has the potential to be a significant and momentous game-changer if implemented properly and quickly. This...


Feb 02, 2018, 10:22 ET Truth Initiative: New report shows that Marlboro is one of the most influential brands among teenagers, raising significant concern on the proposed Marlboro branding of IQOS HeatSticks

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a MMWR report, "Cigarette Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among...


Jan 23, 2018, 16:39 ET New report shows that e-cigarettes can both harm and help the smoking epidemic

Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a Consensus Study Report on the Public Health Consequence of...


Jan 16, 2018, 13:43 ET Tobacco and Pharmacies Don't Mix: Truth Initiative Attends Annual Walgreens Shareholder Meeting, Urges Pharmacy Chain to Go Tobacco-Free

Pharmacies are a trusted source of health information and services. Yet in 2016, more than 50,000 pharmacies still sold tobacco, including...


Dec 20, 2017, 09:09 ET Played: This Year's Video Games Glamorize Tobacco Use to Youth

In the midst of the holiday shopping season, new research reveals that a staggering 93.5 percent of popular video games that contain tobacco images...


Dec 14, 2017, 00:31 ET Latest Monitoring the Future Survey Reveals Good and Bad News Underscoring Need For Education and Regulation

Cigarette smoking by teens continued to decline in 2017, according to today's Monitoring the Future survey results. Only 5.4 percent of teenagers...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:32 ET truth® Campaign Successful in Saving Lives and Preventing Youth Smoking

With research showing that almost 99 percent of adult smokers start by age 26, Truth Initiative® – the national nonprofit dedicated to making...


Nov 06, 2017, 08:43 ET Truth Initiative® Announces New General Counsel

Truth Initiative, America's largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, today announced the...


Aug 24, 2017, 09:01 ET truth® Holds Tobacco Industry Accountable for Its Exploitation of Individuals with Mental Health Conditions and Members of the Military

People with mental health conditions (depression, ADHD for example) and substance use disorders are estimated to account for 40 percent of...


Jul 06, 2017, 17:07 ET Tobacco Use on the Big & Small Screens is a Public Health Concern

A new report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) analyzing smoking in top-grossing movies finds that one in four...


Jun 15, 2017, 13:45 ET New Survey Shows Smoking Among Teens at Historic Lows and Dramatic Declines in Vaping

The National Youth Tobacco Survey results, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show that we are well on our way...


Jun 14, 2017, 10:42 ET Tobacco is a Social Justice Issue: Why the LGBT Community is Among the Hardest Hit by Smoking

It is not an accident that smoking rates among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are twice the rate for the general population. For...


Jun 13, 2017, 09:00 ET Truth Initiative Announces New Leadership For Its Schroeder Institute For Tobacco Research And Policy Studies

Truth Initiative®, America's largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, today...


May 11, 2017, 08:41 ET Truth Initiative Launches Advanced Quit-Smoking Program For Employers And Health Plans

Truth Initiative®, in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, today announced the EX® Program, an innovative quit-smoking program designed for...


Apr 13, 2017, 08:07 ET Truth Initiative and CVS Health Foundation Launch Program to Make Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges Tobacco-Free

Truth Initiative® and the CVS Health Foundation are joining together to work with students and administrators at Historically Black Colleges and...


Feb 12, 2017, 11:58 ET truth® Calls Out Tobacco Industry for Profiling Disguised as Target Marketing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/-- Tobacco is not an equal opportunity killer. For decades, African Americans, low-income neighborhoods,...


Jan 19, 2017, 14:02 ET FDA's "The Real Cost" campaign found to be effective at preventing youth smoking

Statement of Robin Koval, CEO and President, Truth Initiative on today's news from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that...


Jan 03, 2017, 12:57 ET 10 steps to successfully make a plan to quit smoking

With the start of the new year, many will be making a New Year's resolution to quit smoking. If this is your resolution, you're not alone! Nearly...


Dec 13, 2016, 11:31 ET Statement on Monitoring the Future 2016 from Robin Koval CEO and President of Truth Initiative

Across the board declines in past 30-day use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes & other tobacco products by young people in today's Monitoring the...


Dec 08, 2016, 00:01 ET Surgeon General's Report Confirms Youth Should Not Use E-Cigarettes

The Surgeon General's report on e-cigarettes released today confirms the indisputable fact that youth should not be using nicotine or tobacco in...


Dec 07, 2016, 00:52 ET Tobacco Use Widespread in Video Games Played By Youth

Smoking is prevalent and often glamorized in video games played by youth, but a new report, released today by Truth Initiative®, finds that most...