The Power of Ten Tobacco Free program is an opportunity for youth leaders to work together to inform their peers and the community about the dangers of tobacco use. Teen members organize to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use and advocate for a tobacco free environment in schools and throughout the community.
Tobacco Free group members raise awareness on days such as:
Kick Butts Day
World No Tobacco Day
Great American Smoke Out
Past Tobacco Free Events include:
Kick Butts Day Zombie Walk
Earth Day Cigarette Butt Clean Up
Kick Butt’s Day Lunch Event
Peer Education Presentations at local schools and YMCA
Power of Ten teens across Northeastern PA are working towards a tobacco free environment together!! The Power of Ten group in Monroe County is part of a larger initiative of Tobacco Free Northeast to facilitate a comprehensive tobacco control program in the Northeast Health district which includes the counties of Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming. This initiative aims to:
- Prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people
- Promote quitting among adults and young people
- Eliminate nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke
- Identify and eliminate tobacco related health disparities.
For more information on the Tobacco Free Northeast Power of Ten program please visit our partners at: http://tobaccofreene.com/professional/educators/power-ten/