HURON – Spink County Coalition is among 13 community/school partnerships to receive grant funds from the South Dakota Tobacco Control Program.
A total of $325,000 was awarded. Each partnership was granted $25,000 to improve tobacco prevention and control efforts in their communities.
Coalition activities focus on one of three tobacco control goal areas, including preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people, promoting tobacco cessation among adults and youth and eliminating nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.
This is the third year of grant funding.
“Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and South Dakota alike,” said Colleen Winter, director of health and medical services for the state Department of Health.
“The work that the coalitions accomplish through these partnership grants can help reduce tobacco’s impact on our communities,” she said.
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