Terms of Use

The Truth Initiative Foundation doing business as Truth Initiative ("Truth Initiative") provides BecomeAnEX to help people across the United States to quit tobacco. By using BecomeAnEX, you agree to its terms of use. These terms may be changed from time to time. These Terms of Use are governed by U.S. laws and those of the District of Columbia, where Truth Initiative is located.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on BecomeAnEX is not medical advice. It should not be used to make a medical diagnosis or as medical treatment. Do not rely on BecomeAnEX as a substitute for talking to your doctor or healthcare provider for medical advice. BecomeAnEX is provided as a self-help program to quit tobacco. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider if you have concerns about your physical or mental health or about whether BecomeAnEX is working for you.

Intellectual Property

The content on BecomeAnEX is owned by or licensed to Truth Initiative and/or Mayo Clinic. It may not be used or copied without written permission from Truth Initiative and Mayo Clinic. By posting on BecomeAnEX, you allow Truth Initiative and Mayo Clinic to use your content forever, at no charge. BecomeAnEX, EX, and the EX logo are registered service marks of Truth Initiative. They may not be used without written permission from Truth Initiative.

User-Provided Content and the EX Community

You, not Truth Initiative, are responsible for all content you post on BecomeAnEX. Truth Initiative does not review user content on a regular basis, but it has the right to remove any content posted on BecomeAnEX. By using the EX Community [https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/] you agree to follow its Community Guidelines. These Guidelines describe respectful behavior. In addition, you agree that:

  • Any messages you post can be read by anyone as long as the EX Community exists. Please post carefully.
  • Any messages you post become the property of BecomeAnEX.
  • You are not allowed to post ads to sell things on BecomeAnEX. Using BecomeAnEX for financial gain is not allowed.
  • Do not upload or link to any copyrighted content unless you have permission from the copyright owner.

Release of Liability

By using BecomeAnEX, you agree that Truth Initiative and its officers, directors, employees, and agents are not legally responsible for any danger, injury, or damage related to your use of, or inability to use, BecomeAnEX.


Truth Initiative can change or discontinue any part of BecomeAnEX at any time. Truth Initiative can also restrict access to all or parts of BecomeAnEX at any time.