2015 World No Tobacco Day

NORNEW-12565-1_WHO_NoTobaccoDay_Poster_FA2The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products” as the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day, held on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

The campaign this year is focused on raising awareness and getting countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products.  It is estimated that one in every 10 cigarettes and tobacco products consumed globally is illicit. CLICK HERE to read more about World No Tobacco Day 2015.

Earlier this month COCA Prevention Specialists Paige and Teresa went to Brandywine After School Program for a tobacco education lesson with the students. They discussed long and short-term effects of tobacco use, and also the reality of e-cigarettes.

Resources Available to Berks County residents:

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Tobacco Cessation Classes are available through the Council on Chemical Abuse. If you are interested in attending a smoking cessation classes please contact Teresa Tieman, Prevention Specialist, at 610-376-8669 ext. 136 or ttieman@councilonchemicalabuse.org.

Telephone Resources

PA Department of Health Quitline

Additional Resources/Websites

American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Centers For Disease Control
Determined to Quit
Nicotine Anonymous
Ready to Quit
The Truth
Tobacco Addiction

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