Newspapers in Education Supplement on Preventing Tobacco Use Available to Publish in Your Community

CADCA and the Geographic Health Equity Alliance have developed an educational supplement aimed at teaching young people and parents about the harms and effects of tobacco use. The supplement, which is intended to be used in the classroom, explains the science around the effects of tobacco use and its link to cancer and other chronic diseases and conditions.

The Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer off the Map was created through the Newspapers in Education program and was published in The Washington Times newspaper Nov. 20.

This supplement can be published in any newspaper in America and is an ideal teaching tool to spark a conversation on tobacco use. CADCA recommends that coalitions work with their local newspaper to get this supplement published to coincide with Kick Butts Day, observed on March 18th, or World No Tobacco Day, observed May 31st.

To help local CADCA coalitions and partners facilitate publication of The Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer Off the Map in their local communities, click here to view a contact list of the NIE programs with full contact information.

Please contact your local newspapers NIE program from the list and set up a meeting to discuss how you may partner together with them to publish The Road to Wellness: Driving Tobacco and Cancer Off the Map in your local market.

However, if your local newspaper is not on the list, contact your paper’s marketing department to request that they include the supplement in their newspaper. While the cost to include this in your newspaper will vary, you and the newspaper can work together to identify a local business to help cover the costs.

For questions about this supplement and/or to obtain the design files of this supplement, please contact Colleen Hopkins at chopkins@cadca.org.