Tobacco #StandTogether

Last week, we distributed our newest tobacco posters in the community as part of the year-long promotion contest!

Asian Health - Smoking 2C

Spot it? Tell us!

1. Take a selfie with it!
2. Use the hashtag #standtogether (and tell us why you stand together with us!)
3. Share it on Asian Health Coalition’s social media page on Facebook or Twitter!

Show us your #standtogether selfies to be entered for cool prizes from Chinatown!

Read the official Contest rules and regulations here.

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TAP Students Tap Out Smoking #TAPoutsmoking2014

For the first four weekends of November, ten Teen Advisory Panel (TAP) youth advocates learned about tobacco and marketing and created anti-tobacco photographs. Using childhood toys and games, students designed photographs with counter-marketing messaging to dissuade their peers from ever using and abusing the deadly products. Every year, Big Tobacco spends billions of dollars on advertising and promotion — oftentimes hooking youth early to become lifelong smokers. See below for the full gallery of the students’ work.

To learn more about TAP and past projects, view the TAP tab on this site.

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Hot Off the Presses — the 2014 Illinois Youth Survey briefs are here!

coverWe’re so excited to share that we have the Illinois Youth Survey results about the Bridgeport and Armour Square area. The rates for alcohol and tobacco use and abuse among youth has gone down. We are seeing more and more elementary and high school students who say no to alcohol and tobacco. To view the entire 8-page brief, please visit: http://bit.ly/1oWyKSI or pick one up at a community organizations, park/fieldhouses, libraries, coffeehouses, and police station in Armour Square and Bridgeport!

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Tobacco #StandTogether

The 2014 Illinois Youth Survey results are in! 9 out of 10 high school students say no to tobacco.

Asian Health 2015 - smoking 1 FINAL

We’re launching a year-round #StandTogether media campaign with Chinese American Service League in Chicago’s Chinatown on substance abuse prevention. See one of our posters in Chinatown?

1. Take a selfie with it!
2. Use the hashtag #standtogether (and tell us why you stand together with us!)
3. Share it on Asian Health Coalition’s social media page on Facebook or Twitter!

Show us your #standtogether selfies to be entered for cool prizes from Chinatown!

Read the official Contest rules and regulations here.

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Alcohol #StandTogether

The 2014 Illinois Youth Survey results are in! 7 out of 10 high school students say no to alcohol.

Asian Health 2015 - alcohol 1 FINAL

We’re launching a year-round #StandTogether media campaign with Chinese American Service League in Chicago’s Chinatown on substance abuse prevention. See one of our posters in Chinatown?

1. Take a selfie with it!
2. Use the hashtag #standtogether (and tell us why you stand together with us!)
3. Share it on Asian Health Coalition’s social media page on Facebook or Twitter!

Show us your #standtogether selfies to be entered for cool prizes from Chinatown!

Read the official Contest rules and regulations here.

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“Don’t Get Burned” PSA Contest

ATTENTION YOUTH ADVOCATES!

Mayor Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids launched a “Don’t Get Burned” video PSA contest. Participants between the age of 9 and 24 can create a short video educating their peers about the dangers of smoking. Winning videos even have a chance to air on Chicago TV!

Youth will get a chance to join the fight against Big Tobacco and win cash and prizes totaling over $5,000!

Participants can choose between three themes:
1. The dangers of flavored tobacco
2. The unique health harms of menthol-flavored cigarettes
3. Educating peers about the benefits of tobacco control policies

For full contest rules and instructions, visit www.dontgetburnedchicago.com. Entries are accepted now until October 30.

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11th Annual Walk for Recovery

The Chicago Department of Public Health is hosting its 11th Annual Walk for Recovery on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This 3-mile Recovery Walk is one of a series of events during National Recovery Month sponsored by SAMHSA to support substance abuse treatment and recovery.

CDPH Walk for Recovery

KICK OFF: Garfield Park, Grove #4 (100 N Central Pk) [Check-in begins at 8/Opening remarks at 9 AM]
END POINT: Union Park (1501 W Randolph St)
EVENT: Recovery Olympics at Union Park for refreshments, entertainment, games, sports, fitness

Interested in participating? Register here!

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