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Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County Point of Tobacco Sale Public Forum

Apr 25 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Portage Schools Administration Building - Portage

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Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County


Description

siteheaderThe Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County is hosting a Community Conversation at Portage Township Schools Administration Building on Wednesday, April 25th, from 5p.m. to 6 p.m. A panel of community leaders will discuss the continuum of tobacco addiction and share information about the manipulative marketing tactics of tobacco companies targeting youth and low-income communities.


Tobacco companies now spend roughly $1,000,000 of their advertising and promotional dollars at the point of sale, vying for young customer hearts and minds. Point-of-sale tobacco marketing is an important issue because it encourages youth to start using tobacco, makes quitting tobacco more difficult, and disproportionately targets some communities.

For more information, please contact Ryan Singh at 219-464-6722 or ryan.singh@valpo.edu.

About the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County

The Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County is dedicated to saving lives by reducing tobacco use and eliminating health disparities related to tobacco use through protecting residents from secondhand smoke; prevention and reducing youth tobacco use and access to tobacco products; and improving cessation services to assist smokers in quitting. Our mission is to promote tobacco control initiatives for the purpose of reducing tobacco use by our citizens through education.

 For more information about the Tobacco Education and Prevention Coalition for Porter County, please visit https://www.valpo.edu/tepc/


Venue

Portage Schools Administration Building

6240 US-6

46368

Portage

Indiana

Country: us


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