Partnership Plans tobacco prevention education for Volusia youth

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SPECIAL TO THE COURIER

The Tobacco Free Florida – Volusia County Partnership will have an informational session on tobacco prevention education for schools at its next meeting on Monday, July 28, at 4 p.m. at the Volusia County Health Department, 1845 Holsonback Road, Daytona Beach.

Teresa Williams, Tobacco Prevention Program manager for Flagler County, will present the successful program used in Flagler schools. The program involves free tobacco prevention education for students caught with tobacco products on school campus and was developed as an alternative to the fine-based mandatory classes. The partnership plans to present the free class alternative to Volusia County Schools for the upcoming year.

The partnership is a countywide, locally organized group committed to saving lives and improving the overall health and wellbeing of residents and visitors by reducing and/or eliminating the use of tobacco products. It’s organized to advocate on the local, state and national level for prevention of the initiation of tobacco use among youth; protection from secondhand smoke; and, promotion of tobacco cessation.

Anyone is welcome to attend this and any of the partnership meetings.

For more information on this and how to help teens stay tobacco-free, call Kristen Mialki at 386-274-0601.

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