Our programs are in alignment with the newly released strategic plan for Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. The plan identifies strategies to address the following five goals:
•Prevent initiation of tobacco use among youth and young adults;
•Promote tobacco-use cessation among adults and youth;
•Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke;
•Identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities; and
•Enhance Pennsylvania’s role as a nationally recognized leader in tobacco control programs and policies.
Please click here to obtain a copy of the Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Strategic Plan
We are happy to announce that the SEPA Tobacco Control Project has launched the “Teens Above Tobacco” Facebook page!
Click here to view that Facebook page!
Here are the programs:
Twenty youth, ages 12 to 18, evaluated over 150 tobacco retailers for six weeks in Chester and Delaware Counties this past May and June. The youth visited gas stations, convenience stores, small grocery markets, and supermarkets all over the county participating in the community awareness project known as Operation Storefront. Click here for more information
Young Lungs at Play! (YLAP)
Through the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Tobacco Control Project and the Health Promotion Council (HPC), Young Lungs at Play is an initiative focused on eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke and harmful litter, at local public parks, playgrounds, community centers, organizations, churches, institutions, and other properties. Click here for more information
Every day in the United States, nearly 4,000 young people light up a cigarette for the very first time. We are all familiar with the physical diseases caused by tobacco use: cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory ailments. But recent research indicates that nicotine also has devastating effects on the developing brains of children and teenagers and can be linked to brain damage, alcohol and other drug abuse, and mental illness. Click here for more information
Learning About Healthy Living (LAHL)
Learning about Healthy Living (LAHL) sessions are ran at various clinics, rehabs, etc. throughout Chester, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, Schuylkill, and Delaware counties. Click here for more information
Fax to Quit
The Fax to Quit program is an evidence-based, individualized, free counseling to assist an individual to quit smoking that includes weekly phone meetings and in some cases free nicotine replacement medication. Click here for more information
For more information, or to implement any of these programs in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Lancaster, Schuylkill, or Bucks Counties,
Please contact Kate Genthert by email at Kaitlyn.Genthert@holcombbhs.org or by phone at 484-444-0412
or Danielle Dickerson by email at Danielle.Dickerson@holcombbhs.org or by phone at 610-363-1488