Tobacco Free Dream Team Contest

With The Binghamton Senators, Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga And Reality Check Announced
Here's your chance to help reduce tobacco advertising that targets youth!

 

BINGHAMTON, NY - Youth ages 9 to 16 years old are invited to enter for the chance to become a member of the 2nd Tobacco Free DREAM TEAM with the Binghamton Senators, Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga and Reality Check. This year’s contest includes a visit to a local store that sells tobacco with a parent/guardian to count tobacco ads at that store. In addition, youth will collect signatures from teachers, family members and friends who agree that tobacco ads should be removed and/or reduced where tobacco is sold.

For complete directions and forms, youth can log on to www.tobaccofreebt.org. The deadline for entries is December 1, 2008. Eight lucky kids will be chosen to be on the Tobacco Free Dream Team. They will receive free Binghamton Senators home game tickets, an official Senators Dream Team Hockey Jersey, the chance to appear in a TV commercial, plus some other great prizes. Runners-up will receive a package of prizes.

“We are pleased that the Binghamton Senators have joined us in our efforts to have parents encourage cigarette retailers to remove tobacco advertising that targets kids,” said Sharon Fischer, Coordinator for the Tobacco Free Broome Coalition and a Public Health Educator for the Broome County Health Department.

For more information, log onto www.tobaccofreebt.org now through December 1, 2008 or call Tobacco Free Broome at the Broome County Health Department at 607.778.2878. For more information on how Big Tobacco companies target our kids, go to: www.nothanksbigtobacco.org

Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga and Reality check are funded by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control. The goal of the TCP is to increase the capacity of Bureau funded partners to change tobacco policies and social norms. Tobacco Free Broome & Tioga and Reality Check are dedicated to building healthier communities through tobacco-free living and subscribe to the recommended CDC Conceptual Framework and Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs guidelines.

10/30/2008 - 12:00am