Tobacco Prevention Advocacy Contest Winners
Throughout the month of May, Warren County high school students had the opportunity to participate in the tobacco prevention advocacy contest, organized by the Tobacco Prevention Committee – a partnership through the Warren County Health District and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
Students submitted advocacy letters and posters with messages supporting tobacco prevention policy. Participants outlined and supported many types of strategies in their projects, including policies that would ban all flavored tobacco products (including vapor products), restricting advertising of tobacco products, increasing tobacco-free spaces, and increasing funding to support tobacco prevention and cessation programing. Some letters spoke to personal accounts regarding how tobacco use has affected them in their personal lives, strengthening the rhetoric that more should be done to prevent tobacco use.
The members of the Tobacco Prevention Committee announced the top 3 winners on June 3rd: