Tag: Tobacco

Tobacco Park Clean-Up

Depending on the condition it’s discarded in, a cigarette butt can take anywhere from 18 months to 10 years to decompose, according to the World Health Organization. Even worse, used cigarette filters are composed of toxins, such as tar, and those chemicals seep into the soil and waterways, damaging organisms that come in contact with them.

If you want to organize a Tobacco Park Clean-Up event here are some of the resources you will need:

Target Area: Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Dirty Laundry

Use this activity to creatively expose Big Tobacco’s lies and tricks by airing out their dirty laundry! Creating a powerful visual display can help people in your community realize the deadly consequences of tobacco use and the tactics used by the tobacco industry to market their products.

Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Poster Campaign

Use your creativity to create posters, bulletin boards, cards, signs, or displays to share information with your school or community about the dangers of ATOD use. Use the information from the fact sheets to create visuals that make sense for your community.

Great for Kick Butts Day (March), World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Great American Smoke out (3rd Thursday of November), Alcohol Awareness Month (April), National Night Out (August), Red Ribbon Week (October), Prom Season, or any time of the year!

Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Physical Design

Public Service Announcement

A lot of the media we consume today comes through the form of video, especially short videos that are available online. Making a Public Service Announcement, or PSA, is a great way to make the public aware of the topics and issues that are important to your group.

Here are some of the resources that we have provided you with:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information

Town Hall

Town hall meetings will provide your club the chance to work directly with the issues in your own community. They give your club and the public a chance to talk about the issues they find important, and hopefully find solutions to any problems. Each community runs its town hall meetings in a different way, but there are a few things all meetings have in common. The instructions below will help the meeting run successfully!
Here are the resources you will need for this activity:

Target Area: Underage Drinking, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco
Strategies: Providing Information, Enhancing Access/Reducing Barriers (If childcare is provided)