Gustavo Torrez, Director, Youth Advocacy, Tobacco-Free Kids

Gustavo Torrez

Gustavo Torrez has been involved in the tobacco control movement for the past 25 years. He began his work in tobacco control as a youth advocate in California and continued his career in the field in Boston, where he was a Program Manager with Fenway Community Health and the National Network for LGBT Health Equity, one of the CDC-funded priority population networks.

As a young adult, Gustavo served on Legacy's National Speaker's Bureau and National Activism Council, and in 2012 he was recognized for his efforts with a Trailblazers Award for outstanding and continuous leadership in the tobacco control movement by Legacy. Currently, Gustavo is the Director of Youth Advocacy for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, where he oversees the development and implementation of innovative youth-focused programs including Taking Down Tobacco, the 4 time award winning online youth advocacy training program, changing the way we engage and train youth to help #BeTheFirst tobacco-free generation.

Panel Information

Saturday, September 4

1:09 PM EST

iving Tobacco Free: Be a Part of the Change!

Tobacco has had a long history of causing harm to communities of color and our youth. With clever advertising tactics and attractive styles and flavors, the tobacco industry has managed to rebrand the cigarette for the 21st century. This workshop will discuss the harmful impact of tobacco, the history of regulating the industry, and how to advocate for further restrictions.

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