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Working To End Youth Smoking


The Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth was formed to promote public education to discourage smoking by children and teens and help ensure the continuation of truth®, the successful youth anti-smoking media campaign. The Commission is seeking to persuade or force the tobacco companies to accede to court-supervised funding of the Public Education Fund through the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA), which they signed with the states in 1998. This fund provides the financial support necessary to conduct truth®.

For the first time in the nation's history, past U.S. Secretaries of Health, as well as all former U.S. Surgeons General and former Directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Republican and Democrat from every Administration over the last forty years - have joined together to prevent youth from smoking - the only route to a smoke-free society. Contact us for more information.


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Statement from Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Commission Chairman and Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. Commission Vice Chairman on Legacy’s new truth youth smoking prevention campaign “Finish It.



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