Safety Advocates Since 2011
A variety of advocacy groups on the state, national and global level aim to inform the public about tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and vaping. Whether you’re the parent of a young person who vapes, an engaged community member, or someone trying to quit, these organizations may offer the support and facts you need.
Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes
In 2018, three moms joined forces when they realized that their teen sons and their friends were using JUUL e-cigarettes. Their research quickly showed that youth use of flavored e-cigarettes, particularly JUUL’s products, had reached epidemic levels around the country. These three women founded Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes (PAVe) as a grassroots response to “the most serious adolescent public-health crisis our country has faced in decades.”
Truth Initiative is the largest U.S. nonprofit public health organization dedicated to eliminating tobacco use. The organization’s mission is to achieve a culture where all teens and young adults reject tobacco. Twenty years of work by Truth Initiative has helped drive down the youth smoking rate from 23 percent in 2000 to 4.6 percent in 2018. In addition, its groundbreaking research, advocacy, and campaigns have prevented 2.5 million young people from becoming smokers between 2015 and 2018 alone.
Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use around the world through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns. In the United States, the organization works at the national, state and local levels. Elsewhere in the world, Tobacco-Free Kids is active in low- and middle-income countries that face the greatest threat from tobacco.
End Vaping Initiative
The End Vaping campaign is spearheaded by the Anapol Weiss Foundation and the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation. We have developed a fact-based, engaging presentation aimed at informing students about the dangers of vaping. Our volunteer speakers are health care personnel, counselors, trial lawyers, and other professionals who are experienced in giving presentations to young people. Read more about our educational initiative that we offer at no cost to schools.