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The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County Recognizes
Anti-Tobacco Posters Created by Local Students
March 1, 2013

Stuart – The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County recognized the efforts of local students who created posters with tobacco prevention messages as part of larger contest conducted by Project Northland.  The posters were seen by more than 1,300 visitors to the Martin County Fair who showed their support for youth substance abuse prevention by visiting Project Northland Poster Booth.

Members of the Tobacco Free Partnership judged the content and artistic quality of the posters at a recent partnership meeting. 

First Place was awarded to Tabitha Bean and Chandler Scott for the poster “Why in the World Would You Smoke”. 

First Place

Second Place went to Katie St. Thomas, Caroline Maccio, and Kelli Reynolds for their poster “Smoke and You’ll Croak”. 

Second Place

Third Place was awarded to Matt Furcron, Zachary Galinis, Gavin Latham, and Harley Canada for the poster “This Could Be You if You Chew”. 

Third Place

In addition to prizes for the top three winners, all participants received a certificate recognizing their participation in the contest.  The winning posters will also be on display at ArtsFest in Stuart March 23rd and 24th.

Poster Participants

“The quality of the posters this year was exceptional,” said Dr. Barry Hummel of Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, the fiscal agent of the Tobacco Free Partnership.  “Each of the posters focused on a unique problem associated with tobacco use, including the dangers of spit tobacco and the environmental impact of tobacco litter.  The students demonstrated that they really understood all of the tobacco issues we are facing in Martin County.”

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is a local coalition working on tobacco prevention issues in Martin County, including reducing youth access to tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke in the community.  The Partnership includes members from Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), a peer-to-peer youth prevention program in middle schools, high schools, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County.

For more information on the work of the Tobacco Free Partnership or SWAT, contact Kim Waser at 772-600-7557, or visit www.tfp-martin-org.