Against Tobacco 101 @Presented by Owen Walker, MBA, CPRP, CTRS Program Coordinator, WV Clean Indoor Air
History of the @ Program@ was founded in May 2005 from a need toreach 18-24 yearold adults about the dangers of tobacco andthe positive health benefits of quittingtobacco.The idea for the @ came for WV’s RAZEProgram.@ program was established to provide anavenue for college students to continue tospeak out about Big Tobacco lies.Program started with 13 WV Colleges andUniversities.
Requirements To Become An @MemberMust be located in West Virginia.Must have a dorm on Campus.Complete mini grant application which maybeobtained thru WVDTP or one of ten RegionalTobacco Prevention Coordinators, RTPC’s.Grant has several activities that each school isrequired to do but has the flexibility to tailorthe program to meet each schools differentrules, regulations, needs.WVU and Marshall receive $7,000.00 all otherschools $4,000.00.
The @ Program Today16 WV Colleges and Universities with access to75,000 students.Both public and private are members.Most programs advisor’s are professors butsome groups run entirely by students.RTPC’s provide assistants and handle grantfunding.4 RAZE Program Graduates are receivingstipends and various others continue to usetheir RAZE training and experiences within @groups.@ groups continue to provide information andeducation to school administrators, fellowstudents, staff, and visitors to their campusabout the effects of tobacco.
Contact Information Owen Walker, MBA, CPRP, CTRSClean Indoor Air Program Coordinator WV Division of Tobacco Prevention 350 Capitol Street, Room 514 Charleston, WV 25301-3715 Owen.C.Walker@wv.gov Phone: 304.356.4204 Fax: 304.558.2285 www.facebook.com/againsttobacco