Mother’s Day was this past weekend, and we hope every woman who is a mother or a mother figure was celebrated. We want to share a message from theCampaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:
Now is the time to make plans to raise awareness about the impact of tobacco use on women and families in your community, as well as spark interest in and support for your tobacco control activities. There are a number of activities that you can do to celebrate moms and raise awareness about this important issue. Consider identifying a woman in your community who can talk about how she successfully quit with the help of your state’s tobacco control program, or even a woman who is willing to share her ongoing struggle with tobacco addiction. You can partner her message with facts about tobacco use among females in your community and quit-smoking resources.
Project Director, Oralia Vallejo (center)
Connecting with Kings County
After connecting her with a LOOP Technical Assistance Trainer (TAT), the Kings County Tobacco Control Program Project Director, Oralia Vallejo, told the LOOP:
“Indeed, [connecting us with a LOOP TAT] is wonderful news! Kings County is the small county south of Fresno that is always overlooked, and yet we have so much work yet to do in tobacco. We have limited resources, and yet our smoking rate is at 16%…you have truly made my day and weekend. I look forward to working with [the TAT] to raise the level of awareness of the issue of tobacco use in Kings County.”