Become a volunteer member with us to experience community organizing activities including the following: collect letters of support/petition signatures for stronger policies, conduct educational presentations to raise awareness on tobacco control issues, recruit supporters to the campaign, meet with media/elected officials to educate and inform them on the issue, and create various advocacy media projects. LAYFC offers letter of recommendation eligibility after 3 months of membership, gift card incentives, and community service hours!
Los Angeles Youth First Tobacco Coalition’s (LAYFTC) focus is to advocate for stronger tobacco control policies to be implemented in vulnerable communities including minority communities such as LGBTQ and people of color in order to reduce youth access to flavored tobacco products. LAYFTC is concerned about these products because they have been shown to contribute to the youth vaping epidemic and addiction. Tobacco remains one of the leading causes of preventable death for many minority groups such as LGBTQ and people of color. The tobacco industry aggressively markets menthol and other flavored tobacco products to young people and minorities, especially in urban communities.
Help become a part of our campaign to empower Los Angeles City youth and young adults to not only “break free” from tobacco use, but to advocate for tobacco prevention policies in their community and help keep their peers free from tobacco-related harms.
Community member or youth in Los Angeles City
2-5 hours of commitment monthly
Our work is in Los Angeles City in California. All meetings are virtual due to COVID-19