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
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.
Training and technical assistance to tobacco prevention programs.
What We Do
ANTHC’s Tobacco Prevention and Control program works to reduce tobacco use among Alaska Native people.
The program works with partners across the state and within the Alaska Tribal Health System to offer training and technical assistance to tobacco prevention programs. Program services for partners include: assistance on improving tobacco treatment protocols in health care settings; distribution of tobacco prevention education resources; rural community assistance to promote and implement interventions to curb tobacco use; and advocacy for statewide tobacco prevention efforts.
Teen Ambassadors: Middle and high school aged student opportunities.
Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance
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.
Helping Alaskans quit.
Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
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.
Tobacco Prevention Program – Support Provided
Alaska Tobacco Quit Line
It’s Free. It’s Confidential. And it works.
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.
Extra Quit Line Resources:
The Resource Basket