Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Students Fight Against Tobacco Use

'Through With Chew' Week Observed
LABELLE, FL. -- To help raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, Hendry Students Working Against Tobacco, Hendry Tobacco Free Partnership and the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida will observe Through With Chew Week from Feb.17-23.

In observance of Through with Chew Week, school SWAT programs will provide educational sessions to their peers with daily tidbits on the Dangers of Tobacco use, focusing on candy flavored and smokeless tobacco. The Tobacco Prevention Specialist, along with two members of SWAT, will be live on WAFC for Great American Spit Out on Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 am. 

The culmination for Through With Chew Week will be on February 23rd, with SWAT and HTFP participating in the Annual Swamp Cabbage Festival in LaBelle. SWAT and HTFP will have a float in the annual parade which will provide a visual on the dangers of candy flavoured tobacco with a focus on smokeless tobacco. 

During the parade youths will hand out palm cards with information on tobacco use and upcoming tobacco cessation classes.

For more information on smokeless tobacco, visit www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/smokelesstobacco.

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