Two SWAT members and the Blountstown School mascot distributing
pamphlets and other information about Electronic Vaping Products
at the school’s basketball game.
Blountstown Middle and High School SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) brought awareness of the dangers of Electronic Vaping Products at a Blountstown High School basketball game. SWAT Club members educated attendees of the tactics Big Tobacco uses with flavored products and appealing packaging to target youth to become the next generation of tobacco and nicotine users. After the presentation, the students threw out basketball stress balls with the message of “Be Vape Free- You Are Worth It”. Many spectators at the basketball game learned about vape products that they were not already aware of and gained valuable knowledge about vapes.
The bright yellow van is a welcome sight in the community and features
whimsical artwork encouraging everyone to brush and floss daily.
Saving Smiles in Martin County is a school based dental sealant and oral health education program. With parental consent, DOH-Martin dental hygienists provide students with screenings, brushing instruction and dental sealants. The dental team also provides case management to help families connect to follow-up care, when needed. The program has served more than 14,000 students since its inception in 2014.
SWAT youth and advisors at city council meeting.
On January 3rd, DOH-Santa Rosa staff, Tobacco Free Santa Rosa Coalition member Denise Manassa, and SWAT students attended the City of Milton Council Meeting to present information and support for a Tobacco Free Parks and Beaches Ordinance for the City of Milton. Denise spoke about vaping as an epidemic in schools and SWAT students shared personal stories on why the city needs a local ordinance. City Council members agreed to collaborate with SWAT youth to develop the tobacco free parks and beaches ordinance.
DOH-Pasco booth view of the Pasco Pride event
DOH-Pasco participated at the Pasco Pride event in Land O'Lakes. Staff provided services, along with educational and promotional materials to approximately 1,500 festival goers. DOH-Pasco staff members distributed 52 Narcan kits, opioid informational fact sheets and provided rapid HIV/Hep C testing.