community-based Tobacco Prevention Coalition includes agencies and
concerned citizens. It sponsors many smoke-free events and focuses
on county tobacco control issues including advocacy, youth education
and environmental tobacco smoke reduction. It is part of the NJ Statewide
Comprehensive Tobacco Control Plan. This site will have information available on
both active and passive smoking, as well as how to develop smoke
free policies in the workplace. it includes current tobacco topics, smoking
cessation techniques and information regarding where to go
for further assistance.
Community Partnership for a Tobacco-Free New Jersey introduces the Helpers Program
The Community Partnership for a Tobacco-Free New Jersey is introducing “Helpers”, a program developed by the University of Arizona in collaboration with theComprehensive Tobacco Control Program which is a state program funded by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services.
This program is designed to empower individuals to assist those in their lives addicted to tobacco by providing a training in which the individual is given a tool kit for helping someone with a tobacco habit quit successfully.
A training is being planned for early October 2009. For more information call Shelley at the Center for Prevention & Counseling at 973-383-4787. You can also visit the “Helpers” website at http://www.helpersprogram.org.