Through With Chew Week is a week long event celebrating stopping the use of smokeless tobacco. Throughout the week, in Allegheny County and the Southwest Region, students engaged in learning about the effects of smokeless tobacco for their health and advocated for their peers to learn about the dangers of smokeless tobacco. Hundreds of students were served in both regions across the week long celebration.
Events for Through with Chew Week 2022
On February 14th, 2022, Health Educator, Katerina Patrick and Youth Services Coordinator, Cortney Schrecengost hosted a Valentine's Day themed tabling event for Through with Chew Week at Purchase Line Highschool during their lunch periods. The visit was successful as they had handful of students reach out to the advisor about joining!
Youth Services Coordinator, Hannah Cristafano hosted vaping presentations with a special focus on chewing tobacco at Young Scholars of Western PA charter school on Tuesday Febraury 25th, 2022. She also hosted the same presentation for 7th and 8th grade health students at Montour Middle School on February 24th and 25th. See photo below of some of the great materials Hannah was able to hand out at these presentations.