Why I Fight


[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]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.

Submit your story via hq@ash.org and join the conversation.

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Hear from our Supporters on Why They Fight with us

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 Why I Fight: Dr. Frederick C. Chesterman





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Why I Fight: For Regan and Paul




Why I Fight: John’s Dying Wish






Why I Fight: Insight from a 6th Grader in Connecticut



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Hear from our Staff on Why We Fight

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Why I Fight: ASH Project Director, Advancing Momentum for a Tobacco-Free California, Carol Maytum



Why I Fight: ASH Associate Director of Communications 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Why I Fight: ASH Program Coordinator Nichelle Gray shares her story


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



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