Tobacco Control Program – SLO County
Tobacco Control Program – SLO County – The Public Health Department conducts outreach and community education, works with local jurisdictions to create tobacco-free environments through policy, reduces youth access to tobacco, and provides free classes to help individuals and families quit and stay off tobacco. The Tobacco Control Coalition meets regularly at Public Health and helps provide direction and support to the Department’s tobacco prevention activities.
Tobacco Coalition – SLO County
Tobacco Coalition – SLO County – Did you know that in 1990, members of our community helped make San Luis Obispo the first city in the world to ban smoking in public restaurants? This would not have been possible without local individuals advocating for the health of our community.
The individuals who worked to make SLO a pioneer in tobacco control are now part of the County Tobacco Control Coalition. The dedication and action from these community advocates helped build the foundation that has led many people to see our community as “The Happiest City in America!”
Anyone is welcome to attend monthly meetings. One focus is to help support youth in our county for tobacco prevention including the vaping epidemic.
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live is California’s leading youth development and substance abuse prevention program, engaging youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. SLO Friday Night Live coordinates school-based chapters across SLO County. Operating under a youth development framework, the programs provide support and opportunities for young people to develop meaningful skills. This is done while addressing pertinent youth issues, such as underage drinking, other drug use, violence, bullying and mental wellness.
FNL takes the form of a club (referred to as a chapter) on a school campus or at a community-based organization and consists of four programs:
- Friday Night Live (FNL) – For high school-age youth
- Club Live (CL) – For middle school-age youth
Currently, there are Friday Night Live chapters at 13 middle schools, 9 high schools, and 1 university. Students are engaged in projects that include: drug and alcohol awareness and education, distracted driving campaigns, parent engagement activities, cyber-bullying prevention and awareness, reducing the availability of tobacco and alcohol to young people, and positive social events.
Please visit our San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live website –www.slofnl.com
To reach the California FNL/CL website, visit www.fridaynightlive.org