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Alternative Tobacco Project

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Do you work with youth? Looking for a group project?

Help educate youth and the community about the risks of these alternative tobacco products:

  • E-cigarettes.
  • Hookah.
  • Chew.
  • Cigarillos.

Project goals

  1. Increase youth's knowledge about the risks of alternative tobacco products.
  2. Decrease the amount of youth who start using nicotine products.

Project requirements

  • Have an adult lead.
  • Complete the Project Proposal form.
  • Plan and put in place a project.
  • Present project and showcase your work!

Project types

  • Create an educational video.
  • Complete activities—Demonstration, role play, etc.
  • Develop presentations—For community leaders, adults, peer, etc.
  • Peer to peer education.
  • Create a media campaign.
  • Design your own project.

Topic choices

  • Alternative tobacco—Hookah, cigarillos, chew, cigars, etc.
  • Tobacco marketing—Point of sale, targeting youth, community store assessments.
  • E-cigs/vapes—Educating on risks, advocating for stricter policies, etc.

Health Department assistance

  • Educational materials and training about tobacco and alternative products.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Supply snacks and other materials.
  • Host a celebration for all completed projects.

Questions?

Contact Jessica Alvestad at jalvestad@tpchd.org or (253) 377-4242.

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