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ORGANIZATION: American Lung Association - Tobacco Free Rhode Island

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Tobacco Free Rhode Island (TFRI) is a statewide network made up of over 110 organizations and individuals working to reduce tobacco and nicotine use - the leading cause of preventable death in Rhode Island. Our work encompasses cigarette alternatives and nicotine products like e-cigarettes, hookah, and synthetic nicotine.

Structurally, TFRI works to address the emerging needs of our partners and all Rhode Islanders. One of the ways we do this is through our tobacco policy and cessation workgroups.

The tobacco policy workgroup is tasked with assessing policy gaps and prioritizing policy priority areas for the Network. Upon creating policy priorities, this group works to determine where TFRI should focus its resources. Having tobacco policy priority areas is not to be confused with having a policy agenda. TFRI will focus on providing partners with educational resources around the topics they deem a priority.

The tobacco cessation workgroup comprises a vast representation of tobacco control partners, including but not limited to tobacco treatment specialists, prevention coalition coordinators, medical directors, and more. This workgroup is tasked with providing community input into mapping treatment resources and creating a treatment referral network.

Typically, each workgroup meets quarterly, and there are opportunities to participate in professional development opportunities, networking events, advocacy events, and other educational trainings throughout the year.

Tobacco Free RI is only as great as our network partners. We aim to be the connecting force for efforts toward a tobacco-free RI, empowering our network with strategies for effective influence and working together to create the environment for change.

As a TFRI Network Partner, you become part of a growing and effective network that connects on this work. You also get access to dedicated tools you can use, timely updates, and recognition for the important work that you do. Technical assistance and trainings, networking and communications, empowerment and results: this is what’s in it for you and what we’ll do together.

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About American Lung Association - Tobacco Free Rhode Island


260 West Exchange Street, Suite 102B, Providence, RI 02903, US

Mission Statement

A statewide network of organizations and individuals fighting to reduce tobacco and nicotine use, the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Rhode Island.


Tobacco Free Rhode Island (TFRI) is a central coordinator for people and organizations working on tobacco control in Rhode island. We facilitate communication, share information, and provide resources and action strategies for people and organizations trying to create policy change. TFRI is a vital source of advice and technical assistance for our network partners, sharing best practices, convening meetings and training sessions, and helping members collaborate more effectively around common goals and policy change strategies.

The TFRI Youth Program is a statewide movement of youth and young adults. The Program will run from September through June. It consists of the following engagement levels: The TFRI Youth Network (all ages), The Tobacco-Free Ambassador Program (ages 12-21), and The Tobacco-Free Ambassador Leadership Team (ages 12-21).

The youth and young adults in our program are committed to advocating, educating, mobilizing, and preventing tobacco and nicotine use in Rhode Island. They are able to engage in workshops, trainings, and other opportunities throughout the year that will better their understanding of tobacco, nicotine, and related topics. Youth may have opportunities to participate in national, state, and local events. TFRI puts both learning and fun equally at the forefront of everything we do and hopes each youth spends a year not only learning about tobacco and nicotine, but about their state, peers, and themselves.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Health & Medicine


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Multiple locations Warwick, RI 02886



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Approximately 10 hours throughout the year. Each workgroup meets a minimum of 4 times, and members are encouraged to join everyone at the annual network meeting. Most meetings include a virtual option to participate.
  • Individuals and organizations can join. For more information about Tobacco Free Rhode Island, how to get involved or to receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter, visit http://tobaccofree-ri.org/contact.htm

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