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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...


Dec 06, 2016, 08:52 ET Natural American Spirit Smokers Over 22 Times More Likely to Believe Brand is Less Harmful

Nearly 64 percent of Natural American Spirit smokers inaccurately believe the cigarettes are less harmful, compared to 8.3 percent of smokers of...


Nov 14, 2016, 10:19 ET Statement of Robin Koval, CEO & President, Truth Initiative On the Deceptive Marketing of Natural American Spirit Cigarettes

We commend Breathe DC for filing a lawsuit in the DC Superior Court to hold Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company accountable for their deceptive...


Nov 10, 2016, 18:05 ET Cigarette Smoking Has Declined Among 18-24 Year Olds But Disparities Among Populations Are Cause for Concern

It is terrific news that the results of the National Health Interview Survey, released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...


Aug 24, 2016, 14:00 ET Smokers Wage Gap Costs Young Smokers Up to $10,000 Per Year

 Research shows that smokers earn 20 percent2 less than non-smokers, and young adult smokers miss out on up to $10,000 each year1. Teens know...


Jul 06, 2016, 10:02 ET Summer truth Tour Takes on Tobacco Use With One Goal: Finish Smoking for Good

 School's out, summer is here - which means a crew...


Jul 06, 2016, 09:47 ET truth® Named Number One Brand and Truth Initiative Top 5 Marketer According to 2016 North American Effie Index

 truth®, the nation's largest youth tobacco prevention campaign, topped this year's North American Effie Index in a three-way tie for...


Jun 30, 2016, 11:57 ET Teens Stop #CATmageddon; Enlist Pets to Send Their Message to Big Tobacco

 truth®, one of the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, is asking teens (and their pets) to make...


Jun 09, 2016, 13:34 ET U.S. High Schooler Cigarette Use Is At Historic Low While Nearly A Quarter Reported Using E-Cigarettes

It is terrific news that the results of the 2015 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...


May 11, 2016, 00:01 ET New Research Underscores FDA's Need to Take Action on American Spirit Cigarettes' Misleading Packaging

Descriptors and other aspects of American Spirit cigarette packs lead 50-60 percent of U.S. adults to incorrectly believe that American Spirit...