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Indian River County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Chapter Wraps up Another Productive Year!
June 1, 2023

SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) is Florida's statewide youth organization working to mobilize, educate and equip Florida youth to revolt against and de-glamorize Big Tobacco. SWAT is a united movement of empowered youth working towards a tobacco-free future. SWAT works to change the social norms associated with tobacco. This means we want to change the way people think about tobacco… making it less desirable, less acceptable, and less accessible.

A few local projects our SWAT Youth were able to conduct this past year included educating peers about various national tobacco control holidays, including Not A Lab Rat Day, Through With Chew Week, Take Down Tobacco Day, and World No Tobacco Day.  They also celebrated Black History Month by hosting a screening of Black Lives/Black Lungs documentary which explains the marketing and the targeting of the African American population by the tobacco industry.

Tobacco Free Partnership Members from SAFIR and Students Working Against Tobacco Youth gathered in May, to recognize their efforts to educate and prevent tobacco use within our community. They enjoyed a pizza party to round out a year of excellence. In addition to celebrating a year of hard work, a few acknowledgements were given for outstanding contribution towards a tobacco free future in Indian River County.