Students Taking a New Direction

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Youth Conference Highlights Tobacco Prevention Efforts

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) is gearing up for its sixth annual youth conference.  Each year STAND members from around the state converge in Phoenix to celebrate their efforts for the year and to learn about new ways to combat tobacco.  The celebration highlights a three-day conference designed by STAND members to increase leadership [...]

STAND Success Story

By |March 11th, 2015|

Tobacco use is responsible for thousands of deaths in Arizona every year – more than 8,000 according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.  Secondhand smoke also takes a toll on the health of those exposed.  Eliminating the danger of secondhand smoke is a big part of the Smoke Free Arizona voter initiative.  Passed in 2006, [...]

AZ Smokes the Field

By |June 15th, 2012|

AZ had the biggest % decrease in teen smoking rates in the country according to the new CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey this week. Smoking rates among AZ teens dropped 12% in the last couple of years- while rates generally stayed flat across the country.  That's 11,000 fewer teen tobacco users between 2009 and 2011.  About half of the teenagers in AZ [...]