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Fall 2021 Newsletter: New Anti-Vape Campaign Spells Out Dangers of Nicotine Addiction
November 17, 2021
The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program launched the statewide media campaign in October. Two new TV spots and corresponding radio ads will run through November and during the first quarter of 2022. These spots focus on the dangers of nicotine and how addiction can quickly sneak up on you. Nicotine weakens the immune system, increases […]
COVID-19: Smoking & Vaping May Increase Risk
December 1, 2021
COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke commercial tobacco or who vape.
Summer 2021 Newsletter
August 18, 2021
Fact: Most young people want to quit vaping A new survey from the Truth Initiative indicates that 60% of young people (15-24) want to quitvaping for their health, financial and social reasons, and to be free from addiction. Empowering young people to quit nicotine is crucial — and urgent. Here are just some of the […]
Winter 2021 Newsletter: Don’t Miss These Tobacco Control Resources!
March 4, 2021
Register for the Spring Tobacco Control Institute The Spring Tobacco Control Institute will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24. This year’s topics focus on priority populations in South Dakota. Tune in from the comfort of your own home via Zoom for valuable insights about: Health equity with keynote speaker Dr. […]
Fall 2020 Newsletter: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Quit!
October 23, 2020
We know that smoking and vape weaken the immune system and that makes it harder to fight viruses that attack the lungs—like COVID-19 and the flu. With COVID-19 still looming in our communities and flu season quickly approaching, it’s especially important to protect our health and a really good time to kick that nicotine habit […]
Summer 2020 Newsletter: Quitting Commercial Tobacco is More Important Than Ever
July 15, 2020
The health of our communities is top of mind as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can take proactive steps to ensure South Dakotans not only understand the health risks associated with tobacco use, but are empowered to kick the habit. COVID-19 places people who smoke or vape at increased risk We learn more […]
FDA Requires New Cigarette Health Warnings
March 20, 2020
Beginning June 18, 2021, the FDA will require health warning labels on cigarette packages and and in cigarette advertisements.
Winter 2020 Newsletter: Making the Most of Media
February 6, 2020
The tobacco industry spends an estimated annual $27.5 million marketing their products in South Dakota every year. You can help us fight back. Use the SD Tobacco Control Program’s FREE materials and tools to spread the word about the dangers of vaping and tobacco use.
Fall 2019 Newsletter: Taking on the Youth Vape Epidemic in Schools
October 7, 2019
Students are under siege by vape companies and their addictive products. Educators can help combat the vape epidemic by arming up with information and resources to share in schools.
Summer 2019 Newsletter: New Website & Vape Materials Available
May 30, 2019
The new and improved Be Tobacco Free SD website has everything you need for championing tobacco control advocacy in your community.
Spring 2019 Newsletter: Combating the Vape Epidemic
March 22, 2019
In response to the growing e-cigarette epidemic, the SD Tobacco Control Program has launched a new campaign to educate young people about the health dangers of vape products and nicotine.
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Meet Our Brands
The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program’s goal is to reduce tobacco/nicotine use and tobacco-related disease. We work with partners and programs statewide to educate and raise awareness related to prevention strategies and cessation services. Branding plays a key role in reaching specific audiences. The South Dakota QuitLine is our flagship service for cessation. Rethink It is our prevention focused brand. Find Your Power was developed specifically for Native American’s in South Dakota and Good & Healthy is our resource for health-related policy and programs.