We are a group of individuals and organizations who are working together to expose the truth about the commercial tobacco industry and the ways it produces, manufactures, markets and promotes its deadly products. This website serves primarily to help us organize group events, especially the Mobilize Against Tobacco Lies Week of Engagement. The rest of the time it will serve as a clearing house for resources to help spread the truth about the tobacco industry.
For the last five years, several anti-tobacco groups have organized a day of action and advocacy in Richmond, Virginia at the Philip Morris USA’s annual shareholder meeting in May. This year, due to travel restrictions around COVID-19, we decided to hold a virtual (online) week of activities to highlight tobacco industry lies and how to counter them.
This year the week of May 11-17, 2020 included virtual programming – through social media, training webinars, at-home activities – for fostering youth engagement and mobilizing against the tobacco industry! The week was centered around the Altria Shareholders Meeting (May 14th) and culminated with No Menthol Sunday on May 17th. We oriented our activities around 7 common tobacco-related lies from the tobacco industry.