Tobacco Free Environments Project

The Tobacco Free Environments Projects is a youth tobacco prevention project designed to empower youth to advocate and participate in activities that reduce youth initiation, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, and provide resources for youth who want to quit smoking. Project Activities include:

Tobacco Free Church Grounds: designed to educate about the hazards of secondhand smoke and to encourage churches to protect youth and other church members from secondhand smoke by adopting a Tobacco Free Church Grounds policy. While supplies last, churches adopting a new tobacco-free policy will recieve FREE Tobacco Free Church Grounds signs and decals for display.

Smoke-Free Homes Campaign: designed to educate about the health risks to teens and children exposed to secondhand smoke and encourage individuals to commit to having smoke-free homes. FREE Smoke-Free homes Packets are available to help you promote this efort in your church and community.

Tobacco Free Sunday: designed to encourage churches in different regions of North Carolina to educate their congregations on the dangers of secondhand smoke exposure to teens and children and promote Tobacco Free Church Grounds. If you are interested in celebrating Tobacco Free Sunday, please contact Toshia Davis Jordan for a FREE Tobacco Free Sunday Packet.

Tobacco Youth Leader Training: designed to train minority youth leaders to increase awareness/education and positive change related to tobacco use prevention and cessation in their youth groups. Adult youth leaders are trained and equipped with information and resources to encourage their youth not to use tobacco products, protect themselves from secondhand smoke, and be health advocates around the issue of youth tobacco prevention and cessation. A FREE Youth Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Toolkit is given to all churches that have adult youth leaders trained.