Pick a side: choose our children and NOT Big Tobacco

Since 2002, Rhode Island lawmakers have drastically cut funding by over 85% for programs to prevent children from starting to use tobacco and help adults quit.

  • These programs have been proven to make an impact. Some states with well-funded programs have cut smoking rates in half.
  • Rhode Island has the highest smoking rate of all surrounding states.
  • Big Tobacco is marketing to our children, and it's working: e-cigarette use increased 135% among high school students from 2017 to 2019.

 

Restore funding to programs that have been proven to protect kids from a lifelong addiction to tobacco and help adults quit for good.