ADVOCACY TRAININGS

Take our FREE online courses to get the knowledge, skills and tools you need to fight tobacco use in your community and take your advocacy to the next level.

Our comprehensive youth advocacy training program, created in partnership with the CVS Health Foundation, is geared toward middle and high school students to equip them with skills to create change in their communities and fight for the first tobacco-free generation.

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1

Register and Create Profile

Step 2

Complete 101 Entry Course

Step 3

Take an Advanced Advocacy Course

ENTRY-LEVEL 101 TRAINING COURSES

Kicking off your advocacy journey or need a refresher about tobacco? Take these courses to get started!

TAKE DOWN TOBACCO 101

Learn the basics about the impact of tobacco use, how the tobacco industry targets kids and communities, and the proven solutions that can win the fight against tobacco.

Completion Time: 35 minutes

THE RISE OF VAPING

Learn about the rise of the youth e-cigarette epidemic. Get all the facts about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and how the tobacco industry targets kids with high-nicotine, flavored vapes.

Completion Time: 20 minutes

ADVANCED COURSES

After taking one of (or both) the entry-level courses, take your advocacy to the next level! Check out our more advanced courses!

MESSAGING MATTERS

Learn how to use your own personal experiences and how tobacco has affected you, your family and your community to develop relatable, concise messages that will resonate with your target audiences and activate in your community.

Completion Time: 35 minutes

MASTERING THE MEDIA

Learn how to leverage the news media to communicate your advocacy message to your community. This course offers tactics and advice to effectively work with local news media outlets to amplify tobacco control policies and other important issues you care about.

Completion Time: 50 minutes

INFORMING DECISION-MAKERS

Learn how to use your own personal experiences and how tobacco has affected you, your family and your community to develop relatable, concise messages that will resonate with your target audiences and urge action in your community.

Completion Time: 45-60 minutes

ACTIVITIES THAT TAKE DOWN TOBACCO

Identify the key components of impactful advocacy events and activities, how to use your creativity to create successful, innovative activities and examples of activities that #TakeDownTobacco.

Completion Time: 45 minutes

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