Frequently Asked Questions

What is Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action?

Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action is a day to empower youth and their adult allies to stand up and speak out against the tobacco industry and the malicious ways Big Tobacco targets young people in our communities.

Why is Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action important?

While we have reduced youth smoking rates to an all-time low, youth use of e-cigarettes is at an all-time high and overall tobacco use among high school students is at the highest level in nearly two decades. The youth e-cigarette epidemic has now ensnared 5.3 million kids, including 1 in 4 high school students. And almost 5,000 U.S. kids start using e-cigarettes every day. Juul and other tobacco companies are targeting kids with slick marketing, thousands of kid-friendly flavors, and massive doses of nicotine. So we are broadening our fight to create the first tobacco-free generation knowing that, while the youth e-cigarette epidemic has sparked urgency, tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. As we embark on our 25th year of kicking butts, we want our message to be clear: Together, we will TAKE DOWN TOBACCO and create the first tobacco-free generation!

How can I get involved?

You can organize a Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action event or activity for your school, community, or workplace. Our activities database has a selection of activities to fit your needs and help you plan an impactful event.

To get started with your event, you can follow these three simple steps:

How do I get my event officially counted as part of Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action?

You will need to register it. You will need to create an account in order to register. Be sure to register your event! All registered event organizers receive email updates with event tips and tricks, new resources, and a pin on the Take Down Tobacco event map.

What if I'm unable to hold a Take Down Tobacco event on the actual day of action?

You can take down tobacco everyday! Use the activities database to get ideas for events to take a stand against tobacco on any day of the year, but the more events across the country that we can coordinate on the actual day, the more likely we are to be heard on the national stage. Be sure to register your event!

Where can I find ideas for what to do on Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action?

Our activities database includes activity examples that you can use or adapt. There is plenty of room for creativity. Combine activities, order an activity kit, use great visuals to enhance your event, or center your event around an important tobacco prevention policy issue in your town or state. You can even create your own activities!

How long has the Take Down Tobacco program been in existence?

Take Down Tobacco is a fresh take on Kick Butts Day. The first Kick Butts Day was in 1996.

How do I contact you if I have general Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action questions?

Please email us at dayofaction@tobaccofreekids.org  If you have web-specific technical questions, please email info@tobaccofreekids.org.

How can I get a newspaper article written about my event?

After you register your event, our Take Down Tobacco media team will contact you for details and work with you to get media attention.

Can you post our Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action pictures on your website?

We will include user-submitted photos from Use of Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action in our online photo gallery. If you post photos to social media, be sure to hashtag them #TakeDownTobacco.

Can we reproduce the Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action logo on our promotional materials?

The phrase Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action, and its derivatives, are trademarks of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
While the logos can be used freely as part of a registered Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action activity, they should not be used to imply that Tobacco-Free Kids has officially sponsored or endorsed any specific Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action -related actions you take or statements you make.

In addition, the Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action trademarked logo cannot be altered in any way, and the Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action logo and phrases cannot be used for any other purposes beyond your Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action activities without express prior permission from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

If you would like permission to use the Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action logo or phrases for any purposes beyond this year's Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action activities, please contact dayofaction@tobaccofreekids.org and put "Use of Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action logo" in the subject line.

What is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. Find out more.

Who funds the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids? 

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids accepts no government or tobacco industry funding, but relies on contributions from individuals, philanthropic foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations. Find out more about how to make a donation.

Are you affiliated with the truth campaign?

No. The truth campaign is part of Truth Initiative, an organization created and funded by the multi-state Master Settlement Agreement. The Tips from Former Smokers campaign is run by the US Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Real Cost campaign. However, we do collaborate with both of these organizations.

How can I contribute to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids?

You can contribute securely online to Tobacco-Free Kids. Or simply mail in your donation to:

CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS
1400 I Street, NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005
ATTENTION: Donation to CTFK

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations to the Center are tax deductible as a charitable contribution and support the education and outreach efforts. The CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS ACTION FUND is a 501(c)(4) organization that focuses on the advocacy and lobbying activities. Donations to the 501(c)(4) are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

Can a member of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids staff come to our school/organization for a presentation or a demonstration?

While we cannot fulfill every request to have our staff members speak, we might know an expert in your area who would be a good substitute. Fill out our Speaker Request Form to contact us and tell us about your event.

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