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TAKE DOWN TOBACCO 2022

Please join the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition in recognizing the 2022 Take Down Tobacco Meme Contest winners!  Hundreds of middle school students submitted a tobacco-cessation meme in March 2022 to be used as encouragement and support for community members going nicotine-free this Great American Smokeout. Congratulations to the selected winners and youth advocates, as well as the participating schools! 

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Owen J. Roberts Middle School technology teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Armstrong, stands with her student winners of the 2022 Take Down Tobacco Meme Contest:  Theo Heim (3rd place), Cora Walesyn (1st Place), Zoey Weber (2nd place).  The winning memes were turned into posters for the school, and the winners received an award and a gift card prize from the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition.

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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT NOVEMBER 18, 2021


The Chester County Health Department and the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition encourage smokers and vapers to take part in the Great American Smokeout beginning on Thursday, November 18th by making a plan to quit or stop using nicotine for the day.

In observance of the Great American Smokeout, the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition is distributing free “quit kits” throughout the County.  Quit kits are quart-sized bags containing free tobacco cessation resources and small items to ease cravings and promote a healthy first day going nicotine-free.  Quit kits are useful for those who currently smoke, vape or chew and are ready to go nicotine-free.

Quit kits will be available at the following locations as supplies last:

  • ChesPenn Family Health Services, Coatesville
  • Chester County Health Department, West Chester
  • City of Coatesville Police Department, Coatesville
  • Main Line Health Center at Exton Square Mall, Exton
  • Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli
  • Tower Health Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville

Research shows that smokers and vapers are most successful in quitting when they have support, including telephone smoking-cessation hotlines, local cessation classes, counseling, and nicotine replacement therapy products. Support information can be found at the Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition website (http://chesco.org/2485/CCTFC).

Information on the dangers of vaping and the liquid nicotine in vape products like JUUL can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/pdfs/Electronic-Cigarettes-Infographic-508.pdf).

The Pennsylvania Free Quitline is a free, evidence-based tobacco cessation service available to all Pennsylvanians. Annually, the PA Free Quitline provides services to over 13,000 Pennsylvanians. Free support services can be accessed by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

For more information on how to quit tobacco, to schedule a tobacco/vape prevention program or to pick up a quit kit, contact Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition Chair, Lindsay Smith, [email protected] or 610-344-5209.