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WELCOME

TASK is Kansas’ youth-led movement that promotes tobacco free teens and unites communities to create one strong voice standing against the tobacco industry. TASK’s current initiative focuses on reducing tobacco use by Kansas teens and works to establish teen regional boards in the Eastern, Central, and Western regions of Kansas. New Tobacco use prevention grant opportunities available. Click here for application. Click here for press release.

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Mini-Grant Opportunities for Youth-Led Tobacco
Use Prevention Projects

Grant funding opportunities are now available from the Kansas Health Foundation to support youth-led tobacco prevention efforts in communities from across the state. The mini-grants, available in amounts up to $1,250, encourage teens to ask questions and seek answers about the tobacco industry's marketing and manufacturing practices.

Click here for application. Click here for press release.

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The LOL Youth Tour

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Engage and educate!

Click here for educational resources and materials, videos, fact sheets and tobacco prevention games.

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Check out this presentation on the effects of smokeless tobacco.

Click here for PowerPoint presentation.

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TASK Web Project Disclaimer

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The Magical Amount
Part of “The Truth” anti-smoking ads, fairytale creatures sing about how the tobacco companies put just the right amount of nicotine in cigarettes to get people hooked. View video here.

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PhotoTASK- Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless

Kansas has a higher than average use of smokeless tobacco among high school males. According to the 2002 Kansas Youth Tobacco Survey approximately one out of every three youth do not know that smokeless tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. This shows a great need to increase teens’ knowledge about smokeless tobacco!
  • Targets youth ages 12-17 in an effort to educate and prevent smokeless tobacco use and encourage quitting.
  • Local youth groups participated in creative trainings designed to promote quitting and decrease the likelihood of youth starting to use smokeless tobacco.
  • Mini-grants were awarded to local youth groups to create counter-marketing messages and to promote tobacco-free county fairs and rodeos in each of the three regions.