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Timeline of IYTC: March 2017-June 2018



March 2017

Surveyed 857 students across five high schools in China, a country without laws against teenage smoking. 12% smoking rate, 78% of which acquired tobacco from stores. IYTC founded by Lisa Lu. Recruited 100 members across 4 cities in China


April 2017

Submitted proposal to the annual Chinese NPC and CPPCC Conference to place an age restriction on and enforce current laws against teenage smoking.


June 2017

Interviewed parents from China about opinion on teenage smoking. Submitted proposal to the annual Chinese NPC and CPPCC Conference to place an age restriction on and enforce current laws against teenage smoking.


July 2017

Surveyed 112 students across five cities in America, a country with laws against teenage smoking, and found a 0% smoking rate.


December 2017

Collaborated with Dr. Dayi Hu, chairman of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, and discussed the idea "small hand leading big hand."


January 2018

Collaborated with Dr. Gay Yuen, a professor at California State University, about expanding membership in the US.


February 2018

Recruited 30 members in four cities in California


March 2018

Established as a legal nonprofit Organization Meeting


April 2018

Drafted Organization Bylaws


May 2018

"No Tobacco" week went off in High School Attached to Northeast Normal University


June 2018

Selected board of directors and officers Organization Meeting