Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Prevention

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)

Alaskan based resources:

Teen Cessation Support

Providing Resources and Information

Youth Encouraging Alaskans’ Health (YEAH)

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.

Join YEAH today!

Contact Charlie Ess, YEAH Program Coordinator:

Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA)

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.

Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance

Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

Helping Alaskans quit

The Tobacco Prevention and Control (TPC) Program mission is to coordinate and promote activities that help all Alaskans to live healthy and tobacco-free lives.

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Tobacco Prevention Programs

Resources – Helping Young Alaskans Succeed

Alaska Tobacco Quit Line

Call the Quit Line for your quit kit and check out these resources below for more support!

Quit materials and community resources categorized by AK Native 5 major regions.

ANTHC Tobacco Prevention & Control

Training and technical assistance to tobacco prevention programs

ANTHC’s Tobacco Prevention and Control program works to reduce tobacco use among Alaska Native people.


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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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