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VOICE is a statewide youth empowerment brand, whose initiative is to engage, educate, and empower teens to celebrate a tobacco free lifestyle.

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THE FACTS

Thousands of teens across Indiana have been equipped with the truth about Big Tobacco's tactics to target teens as replacement customers. The VOICE brand believes EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CELEBRATE TOBACCO FREE LIFESTYLES.

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Tobacco companies spend more than $26 million every day to promote their products in the US.
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Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first tried smoking by age 18.
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Consider this your personal invitation to join our statewide movement!

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Tobacco Companies spend $284.5 million a year marketing tobacco products in Indiana alone.
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Every year 4,100 teens in Indiana become new daily smokers.
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Each day in Indiana, 30 people die from a tobacco-related illness. That’s 11,100 a year.
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If trends continue, 151,000 Indiana kids alive today, will die prematurely from a tobacco related illness.
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VOICE engineered campaigns are designed to directly equip teens with the tools to take action against the powerful, strategic, well-funded tobacco industry. In addition we facilitate opportunities for community groups to collaborate directly with teens who are interested in engaging in grassroots organizing activities that lead to tobacco free lifestyles. Check out our initiatives and take action today.

WASTE TOBACCO FILTERS

#PoisonByThePound

Cigarette butts are one of the last “acceptable” forms of littering in our increasingly green conscious society. When not properly disposed of, they affect our ecosystem and many of our wildlife that digest the filters.

   Research shows that CIGARETTES HAVE A 65% CHANCE OF BEING LITTERED. To put that into perspective, it's anticipated that if trends continue, by 2025 there will be NINE TRILLION CIGARETTES CONSUMED PER YEAR. The global environmental burden of this statistic is significant. With the #WasteTobaccoFilter initiative we can strive to do better and change that statistic!

  TAKE THE CHALLENGE, COORDINATE A CLEANUP, and SEE THE DIFFERENCE YOU’LL MAKE.

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THIS IS OUR MOMENT.

OUR MOVEMENT.

OUR CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT AND #BEHEARD!

 

WE WILL REMEMBER THOSE WE’VE LOVED AND LOST.

 

WE WILL ALSO EXPOSE THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY’S TACTICS AND PRODUCTS THAT LEAD TO DEATH.

#BeHeard

We’ve got questions and you’ve got answers, this is #WhatTheWhat?!

Follow us as we trek around Indiana exposing truths about the tobacco industry that will leave you speechless! Our web series #WhatTheWhat is the first of its kind! Pairing the Voice Action Squad with everyday, ordinary Hoosiers as we educate and equip our community with FACTS!

#WHATTHEWHAT?

 

Maximum Velocity is an ongoing tour taking advocacy on the road! We directly ENGAGE teens with fun, educational activities and promote tobacco-free lifestyle messaging.

 

We look for teen friendly events such as: fairs, festivals, conferences, summer camps, and community youth service projects.

 

WANT A TOUR STOP IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Tell us about your event, a great location, or an opportunity to partner with an existing organization!

 

Send us your suggestions!

 

The VOICE Squad is a core group of teen leaders who have been recruited to ensure the message of VOICE is on point and culturally relevant for teen audiences.

 

We want to connect with teens who are leaders in their own right. Specifically, we are looking for teens interested in celebrating and promoting tobacco-free lifestyles and who want to  serve in one or more of the following areas:

 

  • Influencer
  • Speaker
  • Social Marketer
  • Brand Ambassador

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

It's simple.

 

1. Submit a  CONNECT with VOICE form. In the comments section, let us know where you're from and how you'd like to help.

 

2. Follow us on social media and respond to our invitations to events or opportunities to help.

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MEET THE SQUAD!

VOICE ACTION SQUAD

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LEARN MORE

Indiana State Department of Health

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Commission

www.in.gov/isdh/tpc

 

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

www.tobaccofreekids.org

www.takingdowntobacco.org

www.kickbuttsday.org

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.cdc.gov/tobacco

 

Truth Initiative

www.truthinitiative.org

www.thetruth.com

CONTACT VOICE

Indiana Teen Institute

5190 N High School Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46254

 

317-299-7831

 

info@voiceindiana.org

 

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