It is time we start talking about one of the best events of the year, the ReACT 2023 Summit on Friday June 23rd, at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Registration opens March 2nd and closes on June 2nd. This year’s ReACT Summer theme is the tobacco-free avengers and together we can take a stand against Big Tobacco’s tricks. We look forward to seeing you all there! Click here to view the details.
ReACTor Spotlight Campaign
ReACT is calling all Montana teens to join the new video series reACTor Spotlights featuring Montana teen voices for a tobacco-free generation. These videos will be released monthly and featured on the reACT website, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. If you have teens in your community who may be interested, please share this information with them. There is no deadline for submitting videos; this is an ongoing project. Click here to view the details.
Here’s the Problem
For generations, Big Tobacco has targeted our peers, attracting us with colorful graphics, age-driven marketing, pop culture presence, trending pastimes on social media, and the creation of over 15,500 flavors ranging from sweet to minty fresh worldwide. Today, only 7% of our peers in Montana vape daily; let’s continue trending down in nicotine use in 2022!
IT’S TIME TO ReACT
ReACT is a teen-led movement rejecting the culture of commercial tobacco use and upholding the sacredness of traditional tobacco through education, advocacy, and action.
ReACTors provide current and relevant information on a subject. Such as:
Known harms of tobacco use
Marketing tactics of Big Tobacco
Point of Sale
Increase awareness of My Life, My Quit & This is Quitting by TRUTH.
Increase awareness & support of legislative policies designed to protect youth from tobacco imitation
ReACTors support legislation designed to protect Montana teens from the harmful products of Big Tobacco. Such as:
Increase awareness & support of legislative policies designed to protect Montana youth
Expand local CIAA to include e-cigarettes and smoking distance rule
Increase awareness & support of My Life, My Quit, & This is Quitting from TRUTH
For tobacco-free school campus policies for all K-12 schools in Montana
ReACTors take action to achieve the main objective of reACT to become the first-ever tobacco-free generation in Montana. Such as:
Promote the reACT objectives
Take the tobacco-free pledge
Participate in a day of action events
Participate in state-wide summits
Inform decision-makers on the harms of tobacco use
We stand up. Speak out. And reACT to the lies and manipulation from Big Tobacco and the Vaping Industry. They target us, so we target them.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Individual ReACTor: One student participating in reACT activities and events as an individual with the support of an adult advisor.
ReACT Coalitions: Minimum of two students participating in reACT activities and events as a group with the support of an adult advisor.
Youth Prevention Programs: Other youth programs working on health prevention with an interest in tobacco can participate in reACT activities and events as a group working on tobacco prevention initiatives within their program.