Navigation Links
Slogan Contest Educates Young Baseball and Softball Players About the Dangers of Tobacco Use
Date:8/26/2009

Twelve-year-old Contestant Wins Trip to Little League Baseball World Series

CHICAGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral Health America announced the winner of its National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) annual slogan contest today, and encouraged young baseball and softball players to talk to their coaches and parents about tobacco addiction and the health risks of using tobacco products, including spit and smokeless tobacco.

(Photo:http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090826/DC66588)

This year's slogan contest winner is Katie Reynolds, a 12-year-old Little League Softball player with the Pawling Little League from Pawling, N.Y., whose submission, "Chew on this. . .tobacco steals your health," sends a clear message that tobacco has no place in the ballpark.

"In addition to being thrilled and proud of Katie's slogan, we are equally delighted that the contest provided an opportunity for our family to discuss the harms of tobacco," said Katie's parents, William and Gina Reynolds.

Katie's slogan will be featured on a pin designed by Oral Health America for distribution at the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., from Aug. 21-30. Katie will receive a monetary award, a trip to the event with her family, and an on-field award ceremony.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, about eight percent of high school students (and 13 percent of high school males) used smokeless tobacco in the past 30 days. The 2008 Monitoring the Future study from the University of Michigan found that over 80 percent of 8th and 10th graders disapprove of people using spit tobacco regularly.

Oral Health America's NSTEP works with Little League International to educate families about the risks of spit tobacco use, including oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and nicotine addiction. During the 10-Day Little League Baseball World Series, Oral Health America provides tobacco and health education to tens of thousands of young baseball and softball players and their families.

Oral Health America is the nation's leading independent organization dedicated to eliminating oral disease through access, education and advocacy. To find out more, visit www.oralhealthamerica.org and http://www.nstep.org. Oral Health America's presence at the Little League Baseball World Series is made possible with support from Aspen Dental (www.aspendent.com) and Delta Dental of California (www.deltadentalins.com).

CONTACT: Liz Rogers of Oral Health America, +1-207-756-2444, liz@oralhealthamerica.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Oral Health America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Slogan Contest Educates Young Baseball Players About the Dangers of Tobacco Use
2. Linkwell Corporation Announces Launch of the Series of Handwashing Contest Across China
3. LASIK Eye Surgery Practice in Phoenix Arizona Giving Away Free LASIK to Winner of New Video Contest
4. Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV
5. Carnival Cruise Lines Encourages Children to Dream Big With the Virtual Book of Dreams Contest
6. Psoriasis Video Contest Launched to Encourage Psoriasis Patients to Connect and Collaborate
7. Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners
8. Twinlabs(R) Mobile Beach Bash Heats Up After a Successful Kick-Off of the 2009 RateYourAbs.com Contest
9. Labs Are Vital(TM) Announces Winners of 2009 National Video Contest to Highlight Careers in Lab Sciences
10. Grupo Salinas, Fundacion Azteca and Mexicos Environmental Ministry Present Ciudades Mas Limpias de Mexico and Recicla 2009 Anti-Litter and Recycling Contests
11. Parsippany Takes Top Honors in New Jerseys First-Ever Toxic Waistlines Contest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local insurance agency ... Venice, FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year old little ... days after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing life’s journey ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating disorders ... significant number of women and men with eating disorders report a history of ... predicts the development of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 iaedp ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... this important news! AHCC and the Home Health and Hospice ICD-10 Transition Workgroup ... for official ICD coding guidance and clarifications, to address concerns over the use ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... ... The schedule is now online for the largest and most ... being held May 25-29 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, continues to give the ... chronic illness in children. , Very recent articles have cited 1 child in 20 ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 07, 2016 ... ... its new MyDecision™ program. MyDecision™ empowers employers and organizations with the tools and ... , MyDecision™ combines three elements to cut the cost of providing employee healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Avista Pharma Solutions ... Eric Setzer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Setzer ... years of experience in various roles within growing technology ... he served as the Executive Director of Finance at ... Raleigh, NC . Previously, Mr. Setzer ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... DUBLIN , Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Label-Free ... Global Forecasts to 2020" report to ... has announced the addition of the ... - Global Forecasts to 2020" report ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or "Company") ... of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that it will ... ended December 31, 2015 after market close on February 9, ... conference call to discuss these financial results.    ... --> About Unilife Corporation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: