Tobacco Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event that focuses primarily on tobacco, here are links to the newest government campaign on teens and tobacco and other resources.

Did you know? 3 out of 4 teen smokers who think they will stop smoking in 5 years don't. Visit Real Cost to learn more.

Despite some promising signs that traditional cigarette use is decreasing among teenagers, unacceptably high numbers of youth continue to smoke, and recent studies show an alarming number of teens are trying e-cigarettes. NIDA’s 2015 Monitoring the Future survey found that 16.2 percent of 12th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the prior month.

With new research finding that teens using e-cigarettes are likely to start smoking tobacco within the following year, we must be vigilant about educating teens on the health effects of tobacco and nicotine in all forms. If your community is interested in holding a tobacco-focused event for National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM, we have resources to assist you in planning your event.

Find an Expert: If you choose to have a tobacco expert at your event, use these tips for finding the right person: Adult Advisors and Sponsors for National Drug & Alcohol Facts WeekSM.

Federal Resources

Research and Statistics

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

A toxic mix: 7,000+ chemicals in cigarette smoke, More than 70 can cause cancer, That's a recipe for disaster. Explore some of the ingredients.

Materials, including fact sheets and campaign posters, can be ordered directly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “The Real Cost” campaign clearinghouse.

Orders must be placed by January 15 for guaranteed arrival.

Informational videos and digital media, including widgets for your website, are available through the Center for Tobacco Products Exchange Lab.

Additional Resources