There’s always something happening in the movement to fight tobacco use in our communities. Tobacco Free RI hosts or participates in a number of great annual events. We also organize conferences, training sessions, and other events for those who want to get more involved. There are big international events like Kick Butts Day and World No Tobacco Day, too. This section provides info on all upcoming events, as well as looks back at some past ones.


Tobacco-Free Generation Advocacy Day

Tobacco-Free Generation Advocacy Day
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rhode Island State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI, RI 02903
2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Youth Driven Press Conference
  • 21+ Reasons Photo Gallery
  • Educate & Inform Legislators
  • Recognize Outstanding Advocates!

Register by March 4, 2019>>
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TFRI Annual Network Meeting

TFRI Annual Network Meeting
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
10:00am to 12:30pm

Lunch Provided

Register by November 28, 2018>>
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#Tobacco21RI Advocacy Day
Tobacco 21: Raising the tobacco sale age from 18 to 21

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rhode Island State House Library
Providence, RI
3:00 - 4:30pm

Event Overview:

  • Tobacco 21 Press Conference
  • 21+ Reasons Photo Gallery
  • Educate & Inform Legislators
  • Recognize Outstanding Youth Advocates!

Register by April 23, 2018>>
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Addressing E-Cigarette Use in RI Schools
Friday, April 27, 2018

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Training Agenda>>
Addressing E-Cigarette Use In Schools>>
Vaping Strategic Plan>>
Training Follow-Up>>




Community Conversations to Inspire Tobacco Policy Change Training
November 28, 2017

Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, RI 02889
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Registration and free lunch at 1:15pm





Youth to Youth International Eastern States Conference

Youth to Youth International Eastern States Conference
July 28-31, 2017

Bryant University, North Smithfield, RI

Nationally, Youth to Youth is the recognized leader for engaging youth in positive change. Each summer, Youth to Youth offers tremendous leadership opportunities for high school students and the adults who work with them. Our one-of-a-kind conference experience, led by trained teens alongside adults, is the training that groups across the country count on annually to serve as a vital catalyst to initiate or improve their youth prevention programming.

See past year’s conference event photos>>

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Zombie Walk 2017 in Honor of Kick Butts Day and World No Tobacco Day

Zombie Walk 2017 in Honor of Kick Butts Day
and World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2017, 3:30-7:30pm

Walk starts at the Providence Career & Technical Academy and ends at the RI Statehouse; After-party venue is pending at Dept of Administration Cafeteria on Capitol Hill.

Due to snow, the 4th annual Zombie Walk has been postponed to May 31, 2017. Rhode Island teens will gather and march across Downtown Providence in observance of National Kick Butts Day, an international day of youth action against Big Tobacco and World No Tobacco Day, an international day to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and its negative health effects. Teens dressed as zombies will send a powerful message to the public about the dangers of youth tobacco use, how to best prevent kids and teens from using tobacco products, and how these winning strategies will save lives from preventable tobacco-related cancers and other illnesses.

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21 Reasons Contest

21 Reasons Contest
Contest Entries Due By: April 14, 2017

Rhode Island State-wide Contest

Any RI Teen is eligible to participate in voicing your reasons for why the legal age to purchase tobacco products in RI should be raised from 18 to 21.  Mail or email the following info by April 14th: a brief statement (2-3 sentences), a photo of yourself and a completed entry form which includes a parental waiver.

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