Why I Fight

We all joined the tobacco control movement for different yet similar reasons. Whether in honor of a loved one struck down by tobacco addiction, a sense of outrage at an industry that profits from death, or a desire to protect future generations, we are all here to fight the good fight and to work ourselves out of a job.

We combat the tobacco industry because they threaten the health of every society they touch. They have the money to continue to fight, but we have the passion to fight harder.

Within the tobacco control community, we share our motivations with each other, but now it is time to tell the world why we fight, every day, in every language, in every community, and why we won’t give up until every community is tobacco-free and until the tobacco industry is only known through history books.

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Hear from our Staff on Why We Fight


Why I Fight: ASH Communications Manager Megan Arendt shares her story




Why I Fight: ASH Campaign Coordinator Shana Narula shares her story




Why I Fight: ASH Deputy Director of Development Kim Intino shares her story




Why I Fight: ASH Program Coordinator Nichelle Gray shares her story



Why I Fight: ASH Operations Assistant Violet Dyer shares her story




Why I Fight: ASH Staff Attorney Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy shares her story





Hear from our Constituents on Why They Fight


Why I Fight: News/Talk Radio Host & Author Forrest Carr



Betsy Mathews pix Why I Fight: Retired Columnist Garret Mathews



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