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Congratulations Carly, the 2019 Winner of the Blake Cady Award!

This Thursday at the Tobacco Free Mass meeting, our 84 Director Carly won the Blake Cady Award! Named for Dr. Blake Cady, this award is given each year to an individual who works tirelessly to prevent tobacco use and nicotine


Statewide Leader Spotlight: Ayannah Cruz

Ayannah is a junior who attends Holyoke High School, a vocational school. She joined the SLT her freshman year of high school, which she learned about through one of her jobs as a peer health advocate. She thought that the


84 Staff Feature: Shivani Arya

Shivani joined the team in 2019 as The 84’s administrative coordinator. Originally from Chappaqua, New York, Shivani loves eating New York bagels, pizza, and anything NYC. In college Shivani worked as a Student Health Ambassador where she promoted smoking cessation


Youth Power Summit was a success!

This past Saturday, October 26th, The 84 Movement’s annual Youth Power Summit took place. 139 youth and 27 adult advisers attended the event at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, where they learned about the history of racism in the tobacco


November Activity: Youth Vaping Survey Project

Based on data from the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), Massachusetts has one of the lowest youth smoking rates, and yet highest youth vaping rates in the country. In 2017, 20% of high school youth reported using a vape product in the