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#TobaccoFreeNJ News

The #TobaccoFreeNJ quarterly newsletter, created to keep you in the know!


Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ is a comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program funded by the NJ Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control and Prevention, which works to reduce tobacco use and the negative impact of secondhand smoke in all counties of New Jersey.

 

FEATURED NEWS


BREAKING NEWS: Tobacco companies are continuing with their tactics to lure smokers, despite the California ban on flavored products!




 

Tobacco Prevention Highlight

Incorruptible.Us

On Saturday March 25th, 2023, over 240 participants attended our annual Incorruptible.Us Statewide Summit at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey. Youth sported their March Madness-themed shirts representing their region and had a day full of inspiration and fun. DeMarco Fomby joined them for some motivation and music. Atlantic county Youth Coordinator Carlo Favretto, Incorruptible.Us members, and Incorruptible U members spoke about the evolution of tobacco prevention campaigns in New Jersey. Our partners the Public Good Projects & Social Media Influencers conducted a panel to discuss social media content creation – full of tips and tricks for how to include positive messaging – and worked with our youth to create some content. It was a great day complete with Burlington County taking home the Tobacco Free Champions trophy and fun in the park at iPlay America!


Our partners at Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids attended our Incorruptible.Us Youth Summit to help us #TakeDownTobacco! We set up a table where youth could play the Joker Takedown game, learn why taking down tobacco is important, and where they could take action to encourage their peers and other adults to stand up to Big Tobacco. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids also assisted with getting a Proclamation issued by State Senator Vin Gopal of New Jersey, and Senator Cory Booker to recognize the amazing work that our youth do in their communities.


To learn more about Inorruptible.US, please visit https://www.incorruptibleus.org/.

 


Click Below for More Information on NJ's Laws regarding tobacco use prevention and education!




 

TFHNJ INITIATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit

Join us for our 5th annual Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit on April 27th & 28th as we work to create tobacco-free cultures within institutions of higher education through policy, prevention, and cessation.



You can register at Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit using the code ETUNJ23.

 

This Is Quitting

  • Free mobile program from Truth Initiative

    • Designed to help young people quit vaping

  • Text messaging program that incorporates messages from other young people who are attempting to or have successfully quit

  • This Is Quitting is tailored based on ages within 13 to 24

Ready to Quit Vaping? Text VAPEFREENJ to 88709!

 

Health Equity Impact

Sustainability Summit 2023

Changemakers from across the political, private and public sectors will be in attendance at the 2023 New Jersey Sustainability Summit to spotlight successes and lessons learned to help New Jersey realize a more sustainable future.


Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ will take part in the Resource Provider Rapid Fire session during the summit.



 

Upcoming Events/Resources


April 17th, 10:30AM-12:00PM

Statewide Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!


April 27 & April 28- Virtual

Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit: Register Here!

Use Code: ETUNJ23


May 5, 2023- 9:00AM-4:00PM

2023 NJ Sustainability Summit: Register Here


May 18 & 19, 2023-Virtual

NJPN 2023 Annual Addiction Conference: Engage & Empower: Register Here

 

For more information, click the image below!

 





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