Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Strategic Plan
- Strategic Plan2.52 Meg | 10/23/2012
Young Lungs At Play
Young Lungs at Play was designed to avoid children's exposure to secondhand smoke. This program is aimed to help communities create tobacco-free parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas where children play. Some communities in Pennsylvania have even adopted Young Lungs at Play policies at zoos, athletic fields, trails, and along streets and sidewalks.
In the NorthCentral Health District, our regional coalition (North Central Tobacco Control Coalition) continues its efforts to expand the number of communities that adopt Young Lung at Play policies. If you are interested in working with the North Central Tobacco Control Coalition, please contact Leslie Hosterman at lhosterman@COGInc.org for additional contact information.
For more information on this program please review the attached documents.
- Young Lungs at Play Program Description383.64 K | 3/5/2014
- Young Lungs at Play Fact Sheet505.53 K | 3/5/2014
- Young Lungs at Play Printable Sign394.22 K | 3/5/2014
- Young Lungs at Play Honor Roll 2013373.15 K | 3/5/2014
- Young Lungs at Play Brochure785.77 K | 3/5/2014
Additional Resources for Communities Interested in Adopting Young Lungs at Play
- Order Form for Young Lungs at Play Materials435.66 K | 3/5/2014
- Resolution Template742 K | 3/5/2014
- Sample Policy65.74 K | 3/5/2014
- Sample Ordinance744 K | 3/5/2014
UbiQUITxt is a test messsage program designed to help people quit smoking anytime, everywhere. It was built by the Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research adn Policy Studies at Legacy, a non-profit public health foundation in Washington, D.C.
Sign up today and you'll receive two weeks of daily messages until you set a quit date. Once you set a quit date, we'll send you daily messages to help get you ready to quit and support you in staying quit for good.
Text "STOP" to discontinue messages or "HELP" for help at any time. Text "CRAVE" for help dealing with cravings, "MOOD" if you're feeling down, or "SLIP" for help getting back on track.
COGI is in partership for a pilot program with Legacy for ubiQUITxt. More information is available at the ubiQUITxt website.
Enrollment can be completed by doing any one of the following options.
1. You also can enroll through the website by clicking ubiQUITxt above.
2. You may also enroll by texting "QUITNOW" to 570-316-0070.
3. Enter your mobile phone number below and click "Go"
Quit & Win! is a FREE 90 minute tobacco cessation workshop that develops a game plan to successfully quit your tobacco use.
Consider participating in one of our small group seminars. Or perhaps get assistance on an individual basis. You might also want to consider doubling your chance of success by using Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
For more information, call 1-800-264-1290.
For some of your information our Summit "Connecting for Health" held in October 2012 click the above link.
In the news.....
- Schuylkill Teens Take on Tobacco
Published in the Republican Herald on Saturday, March 16, 2013581.2 K | 3/20/2013
Toolkits for Public Housing Authorities
Recently, the American Lung Association along with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing Sandra Henriquez, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh and the American Academy of Pediatrics participated in a press conference to release two new toolkits to help public housing authorities make their multi-family properties smokefree. One toolkit is for managers of public housing authorities and the other toolkit is for residents of public housing authorities.
- Resolution Template
- Young Lungs at Play Fact Sheet