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Tobacco Jeopardy: Solano Game Will Look at the Effects of Tobacco Use

"The goal of the training is to increase public awareness and inspire action to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Solano County."

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By Solano County

Solano County Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) invites the public to participate in a few rounds of "Tobacco Jeopardy" Tuesday (February 26) at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Fairfield.

The popular TV game show is the basis for an interactive training, “Jeopardizing Your Health—a Look at the Effects of Tobacco Use,” on the health effects of tobacco use on the human body. 

According to United States Surgeon General Reports, there is no safe level of tobacco use, and in Solano County, tobacco use is a factor in one out of five deaths.

"The goal of the training is to increase public awareness and inspire action to reduce tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in Solano County,” explained TPEP Project Director Felicia Flores-Workman.  "Whatever the audience’s level of knowledge about tobacco, they’re bound to learn something new.”

While the audience may be entertained as well as educated, the training comes with added benefits including tools and information to support grassroots community efforts to curb tobacco use.

The free training will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday (February 26) at the University of California Cooperative Extension, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. To attend, please call TPEP at 784-8900 and register by Monday to reserve a seat and materials. Additional information about TPEP is available online at www.tobaccofreesolano.org.

Mernie February 26, 2013 at 05:19 PM
I'm puzzled that so many resources are being expended to demonize tobacco exclusively. As a social benefit to awareness, this 'game' should also target other legal destructive habits. ie: The substance responsible for the most fatalities that include innocent victims. (What is drunk driving?) The leading cause in the alarming rise in diabetes? (What is refined sugar?) The worst health risk to children? (What is poor nutrition?) Let's look at a bigger picture and find some balance, shall we?
John Kimbel February 27, 2013 at 06:03 AM
I agree, we should be looking at drunk drivers and texting while driving
David February 27, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Another waste of taxpayers hard earned money!

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