Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in Alaska. During each year, smoking alone is linked to an estimated 700 deaths and $575 million in health care costs in Alaska. (Source: Alaska DHSS website)
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Who We Are
In an effort to have a tobacco-free Alaska, RurAL CAP staff support a statewide youth advocacy coalition called the Youth Encouraging Alaskans’ Health (YEAH) Teen Ambassadors. This group of youth leaders from across the state meet regularly using teleconferences, emails and social media to develop their work around tobacco prevention and advocacy at the local and statewide levels. Research has shown that engaging young people in tobacco control issues is a strategy in changing social norms and preventing the initiation of tobacco use.
Teen Ambassadors: Middle and high school aged student opportunities
ATCA Teen Ambassadors strive to educate the community on the impacts of tobacco, and supports tobacco free areas. We empower youth to make a difference in their communities. Our coalition connects everyone toward the same cause: to make Alaska tobacco free.
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