The new RESIST website is up and running. Resist by fighting the influence of big tobacco targeted towards youth and children.
Reality Check Tour for Youth Activists
The REALITY CHECK Tour is a youth led project to expose the tobacco realities in KANSAS, especially the targeting of youth in marketing strategies used by the tobacco industry to recruit new users. The tour will shed light on the reality of tobacco use and the health effects and addiction caused by these products. We have designed REALITY CHECK to help peers, parents and concerned citizens make informed choices about the tobacco industry, its tactics and the consequences of using tobacco in any form. Our goal is to make sure everyone knows the facts about tobacco.
Reality Check You Tube Videos:
Youth grant opportunities are featured under the Grants Section. Check out the new RESISTTOBACCO.org website.
Youth Empowerment Board - The Youth Empowerment Board is comprised of youth from across Kansas who are interested in empowering their peers with healthy behaviors. If you are interested in participating or being part of this youth board, please contact Erica Anderson.
Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement--State and Community Interventions introduces the best practices for engaging youth as part of a comprehensive tobacco control program in order to advance important policy and social norm changes and to "advance the fight against pro-tobacco influences. This guide was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and released in 2010.
Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids prevides updates on current tobacco issues and specific resources and fact sheets on tobacco use rates, taxes on tobacco, tobacco industry history and marketing techniques, etc.
The American Legacy Foundation provides research on tobacco issues and is dedicated to "dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit." This site also provides access to the truth website which is "the largest youth smoking prevention campaign in the country – and the only national campaign not directed by the tobacco industry." The truth website has a variety of youth-centered information, games, media ads, etc., that are geared to 12 to 17 year olds.
Events to work with
Kick Butts Day sets out the framework for annual youth tobacco prevention activities, usually in the first week of April.
World No Tobacco Day - provides another media link for youth to develop media and mobilizaton projects all across the world.
Media sources for youth developed by youth empowerment grantees
Attached is a clip of a student radio message regarding GASO last November. The students from Dodge City created and presented the rap the week leading up to November 17th.
The Youth Media Toolkit is a guide for young people to develop their own media contacts for their tobacco control projects. The toolkit was developed with input from youth participants with the statewide youth movement against tobacco use in Kansas.
Youth PSAs developed through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation