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A smoke free world. At home. At school. Find an active coalition near you and get involved in the fight against Big Tobacco's lies.


Our Mission

Our Mission

Maryland TRASH (Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits) is a statewide movement of youth-led coalitions dedicated to increasing teens’ awareness of the negative health effects of using tobacco products.

Our motto is “Maryland Teens Know Smoking is Garbage.”

Our mission statement is as follows:

“We, the youth of Maryland, have joined together smaller regional anti-tobacco groups in order to have a greater impact on teens’ decisions about tobacco prevention. We want to expose both the facts and misconceptions about the harms of tobacco use and help youth who are already smoking, which will result in a better healthier State of Maryland.”

Expose the truth. Join the movement.

Our Goals Include

  • Preventing youth from using tobacco
  • Helping youth who are already using tobacco to quit
  • Reducing secondhand smoke exposure to youth
  • Creating and maintaining youth-led anti-tobacco coalitions
  • Engaging youth in community action against tobacco use
  • Exposing the facts about tobacco use and its negative health effects
  • Reducing positive attitudes about tobacco by deglamorizing tobacco use
  • Connecting with other statewide youth anti-tobacco coalitions from across the United States and worldwide

Contact Information

Mailing Address

Maryland Department of Health
Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control
ATT: Dana Moncrief
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-5316

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