This fall, FCCLA and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) are encouraging chapters across the nation to get involved in life-saving advocacy as we work together to Take Down Tobacco and #BetheFirst tobacco-free generation! The trainings and resources offered by CTFK help you understand the dangers of tobacco use and how your voice can make a difference.
Why get involved?
In the US, tobacco use kills more than 480,000 people every year – more than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined. As part of FCCLA’s Student Body national program, we are partnering with CTFK to help reduce tobacco’s deadly toll. CTFK advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, to help smokers quit, and to protect everyone from secondhand smoke. YOU can play an important role in the fight against tobacco and its harmful effects.
Ready to take action?
Begin by completing Taking Down Tobacco 101 to get all the facts you need to advocate against the dangers of tobacco. If you are a Student, use the Become a Trainer courses to learn how to lead your own Taking Down Tobacco 101 training in your school or community. (see the Contest Instructions for Individual Members link below).
If you are a Chapter Adviser, use the Facilitate a Training course(s) to provide the Taking Down Tobacco 101 training in your classroom, FCCLA chapter meetings, or as an assembly for your whole school. (see the Contest Instructions for Chapter Advisers link below)
Taking Down Tobacco 101 – Contest
If you are one of the first 100 chapters to report details about your Taking Down Tobacco 101 training through the online post-training survey, you will win $100! FCCLA chapters that host a training for at least 75 youth can enter to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes.
Contest Instructions for Chapter Advisers
Contest Instructions for Individual Members
Contest dates: August 6, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Connect to Other FCCLA Programs
Chapters who lead Taking Down Tobacco trainings should submit a summary of their efforts as a Student Body program award application. To learn how to apply for a national program award click here.
Students who lead Taking Down Tobacco trainings should consider using their experience to compete in the Advocacy STAR Event. To learn more about this STAR Event click here.