Tobacco Prevention & Control

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We all deserve clean air where we Live, Work and Play. If you need help quitting tobacco call the Alaska Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit their website at www.alaskaquitline.com. It's free, it's confidential, and it works.


PIA is in partnership with the Partnership for a Tobacco Free Southeast, you can find more information and follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Partnership-for-a-Tobacco-Free-Southeast 



For more information, contact Tori, TPC Program Director

907-772-3636 ext. 216

tpc@piatribal.org

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TPC Updates

Kick Butts Day

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On March 16, we had Kick Butts Day at the Movies. We played the movie “Smallfoot” at the movie theater. It went great! We purchased popcorn from Poppin’ Chairo, and they donated some also. I provided candy, drinks, and gift bags. Kick Butts Day is a day for youth to speak out against tobacco, and take a stand against the tobacco companies and their deceptive marketing. I focused on the glamorization of tobacco in the movies. Kids see people smoking in movies and often think its “cool” or just “the norm”. So I decided to show a movie that doesn’t feature tobacco as a fun way to spread the message. I had some great volunteers including Jeanette Ness, Aidan Torrez, and Liam Jackson. They were all a huge help. The school donated use of the auditorium as well. It was a huge success!

Early Childhood Education Fair

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Kids and parents were able to stop by and learn about children and secondhand smoke!

Circle of Life Race

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I attended the Circle of Life race put on by Beat the Odds and WAVE. This was the second event I have attended for WAVE’s Let Me Run and Girls on the Run programs supporting wellness with youth. I set up a table for families to make signs for their runners and provided some Quitline promotional items. The sign table turned into a drawing table for the little kids present, but was a great addition to the event nonetheless. 

Coloring Program

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We have donated coloring books and crayons for use at the local jail.  This picture shows Tori with Chief of Police Jim Kerr and Captain Randy Holmgrain. The inmates of the local jail are using the coloring books. The idea is to help inmates be mindful of their habit if a tobacco user, and also reinforce that the Quitline is an option and available to them to quit for good. 

Earth Day Cigarette Butt Pickup

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For Earth Day, we batted the elements (hail, wind, rain, snow) to pick up cigarette butts at the ferry terminal, Eagles Roost Park, and Sandy Beach. We were rewarded with this beautiful rainbow!

Pedometer Challenge

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 Step to be Tobacco Free Pedometer Challenge. A community wide event focused on getting active and staying away from tobacco! The challenge was from May 13-19, 2019. We had over 140 participants and it went very well! Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who participated or supported this event.  

May Cigarette Butt Pickup

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4 volunteers dedicated their afternoon to picking up cigarette butts in downtown Petersburg. We love our volunteers!

Mayfest 2019

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Did you miss us downtown at Mayfest? No worries! We will see you at the 4th of July festivities.

Step to be Tobacco Free Logo Contest

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Congratulations to high school students Althea Malone and Joelys Lopez on winning the contest! Their logo was printed on 200 t-shirts and used throughout the competition!