Winter and spring events: March Against Menthol events Sunday March 7 1:30pm. Register for the events on Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui or Big Island!
APPLY TO JOIN THE YOUTH COUNCIL!
To be eligible you must be a student in middle, high school or college. Applications are accepted year-round.
Youth Council Events.
Join youth and adults for a sign waving event to support ending the sale of all flavored tobacco including menthol. Menthol has been shown to make smoking/vaping easier to start and harder to quit and has been used to market to Native Hawaiian, Filipino, Black and economically distressed communities. Native Hawaiian, Filipino and Black individuals are at greater risk to develop lung cancer making the industries targeting of them a social justice issue. This event is meant to raise awareness in our community as bills looking at ending the sale of flavored tobacco products are being heard at the state legislature and we want to make sure that menthol is not exempted. Additional site specific information will be provided after registration, but we ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing during this event. We ask that each participant register separately for contact tracing purposes.
In the past, students from across the state have gathered to stand up and speak out against Big Tobacco. Activities had included a morning educational session, youth rally, sign waving, and meetings with legislators.
What was the most valuable thing you learned at Take Down Tobacco Day? (formerly known as Kick Butts Day):
“We can make a difference.”
“How long a process it is for a bill to become a law.”
“How to speak to legislators and that they want to hear from us.”
Quotes were submitted anonymously on a feedback survey.