"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others." - Douglas MacArthur
When I was growing up, I didn’t really know what tobacco was. All I knew was that it was commonly used in my family and that my family told me not to smoke all the time. When I got older, I finally understood what tobacco was and how it was affecting my family and I was not going to let Big Tobacco win and my family suffer because of it. So, I started my fight against Big Tobacco and vape industries as a freshman in high school where I was introduced to SWAT, I am now a junior. I have been an active member of SWAT for 2 years now going on 3 and a YAB member for 1. I have also recently become a National Youth Ambassador for the Campaign for Tobacco- Free Kids.