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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes ... a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October ... Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of ... baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College of Medical Informatics ... PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s ... of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics, this prestigious ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... 2017   Provista, a proven leader in ... in purchasing power, today announced a new resource area ... Newsroom is the online home for case studies, ... bios, news releases, slideshows and events. ... of resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: