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FULSToP Youth CAB Members in Their Own Words

Filed in Services News by on February 26, 2019

In May 2018, FULSToP» ( Families Uniting Locally to Solve Tobacco Proliferation ) launched in San Diego and Orange counties. The program is a community-based initiative that aims to reduce tobacco-related health disparities among refugee, ethnic, and African-American / Black communities and to make gains toward health equity through collaborative, regional approaches directed toward policy change and community education.

As of December 2018, ten youths / young adults have enrolled in the FULSToP CAB» ( Community Advocacy Board ) and have participated in advocacy events to inform community members and decision-makers of the benefits of leading healthy lives and supporting tobacco-free communities. Supporting youth and young adults to positively impact their communities is a core function of the FULSToP program.

The youth board members describe their CAB experiences and their general knowledge of the negative consequences of tobacco use as follows:

  • “I really enjoyed hearing from Councilmember Letita Clark. Just hearing from her meant a lot to me because she took the time to share her knowledge with us on ways to impact the community.”
    Q’Shaa S. | Orange County
  • “Smoking kills. It’s sad to see so many of my peers use tobacco!”
    Masira K. | San Diego County
  • “Research shows that over 480,000 people die due to smoking including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from second-hand smoke exposure. No matter how cool you think you are, just keep in mind you’re not only hurting yourself, but also people all around you. Let the difference start with you because you are the next generation and the only way to predict the future is by creating it. Quit smoking, live a healthy life longer.”
    Sango K. | San Diego County

In March 2019, FULSToP Youth CAB» members will participate in the CYAN ( California Youth Advocacy Network ) Youth Quest», an annual event held in Sacramento, California to celebrate and promote youth advocacy in tobacco-control.

CAB Online Application»
CAB Flyer»
FULSToP at Facebook»

Previous FULSToP Events
FULSToP Awarded Honor in Third Annual MLK Jr. Day Parade»
2018 Great American Smokeout a Success»

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