The Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU)
The Tobacco Resistance Unit is a movement throughout all of Pennsylvania to help youth, ages 12 to 18, stay tobacco- and nicotine- free. It’s time that young Pennsylvanians get serious about exposing BIG TOBACCO and its marketing lies. TRU aims to prevent and stop youth tobacco use through education. A statewide movement, TRU is managed by the Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT) and the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania.
TRU-E-Card | TRU-Flier
The Power of Ten
The mission of the Power of Ten program is to unite youth to advocate for a tobacco free environment; provide youth leaders the opportunity to work together and inform both their peers and their community of the dangers of tobacco use.
The P10 program works to inform school policy leaders and legislators on the School Tobacco Policy Initiative and updates.
P10 programs work along with other school clubs such as SADD to raise awareness on:
World No Tobacco Day – May 31, 2016
Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society
Held on every third Thursday in November.
If interested in this program please contact you school club advisor.
Tobacco Free Northeast PA Prevention Service Providers:
- Carbon County: Carbon, Monroe, Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
- Lehigh / Northampton County: Valley Youth House
- Luzerne County: Pathway to Recovery
- All 10 Northeast Counties: American Lung Association
- Monroe County: Youth Infusion