Navigation Links
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Auriel Rolle-Polk of Tallahassee, FL As Youth Advocate of the Year
Date:5/20/2008

--Leadership in Fight Against Tobacco Recognized Nationally--

WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auriel Rolle-Polk, 17, of Tallahassee, FL has been named the South Regional Youth Advocate of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for her leadership in the fight against tobacco. Auriel is being honored at a gala in the nation's capital on May 20 along with a national winner, international grant winner, three other regional winners and a group winner.

Auriel, a junior at Lawton Chiles High, has been working in tobacco control for four years. She founded a SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) chapter at her high school and has spoken with elected officials about restricting the sales of candy-flavored tobacco products and raising the cigarette tax. Auriel was also instrumental in creating and implementing a spit tobacco awareness event for youth on the steps of Florida's Capitol which garnered local and national media coverage.

More than 400 public health, political, civic and business leaders will attend the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids' twelfth annual anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., to recognize these young leaders. The winners will receive educational scholarships and grants to continue their prevention efforts and serve as ambassadors for the Campaign.

"Auriel Rolle-Polk and other young leaders from across the nation are making great strides against youth tobacco addiction and their voices are being heard," said Matthew L. Myers, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids president. "Every day, 1,000 kids in the United States become regular smokers and one-third of them will die prematurely from tobacco-caused disease. Almost 90 percent of adult smokers began at or before the age of 18. Youth are powerful allies in the fight to turn these trends around."

In Florida, more than 14 percent of high school students smoke, and 26,300 kids become daily smokers every year. Every year, tobacco use kills 28,700 residents and costs the state over $6 billion in health care bills. Nationally, tobacco use kills more than 400,000 people and costs the nation more than $96 billion in health care costs each year.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its devastating consequences in the United States and around the world. By changing public attitudes and public policies on tobacco, the Campaign strives to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Breathtaking New Campaign for Asthma Awareness Presents an Unsettling View of the Diseases Effects
2. Northeast Ohio Kicks Off the 2008 Click It or Ticket Campaign
3. Message to Nebraska Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight
4. Message to Michigan Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight
5. Message to Oregon Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight
6. California Nurses Association, Courage Campaign, Arianna Huffington Team up for Yacht Party 2 TV Ad
7. Surviving breast cancer is not enough, warns Breast Cancer Campaign
8. AFGE Launches Nationwide Ad Campaign Aimed at Funding the VA
9. White House Office of National Drug Control Policy National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
10. National Lung Cancer Partnership Launches Campaign to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness Among Women
11. Nursing Shortage Spurs Campaign to Change the Image of Nursing in the Media
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain ... for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it ... the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its ... Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing ... thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... date financial data derived from varied research sources to present ... impact on the market during the next five years, including ... sub markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the ... announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the ... diabetes stand in the way of academic and community ... Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to advocate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: