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  • 1. Youth Prevention Program David Deutsch Manager Christina Chill Coordinator
  • 2. Prevalence of “Spit” Tobacco Use in WV 2000-2011
  • 3. Prevalence of “Spit” Tobacco Use in WV 2000-2011
  • 4. DTP Youth Program Long-Term Objectives (2012-2017)Reduce Tobacco Use Prevalence Among YouthReduce the prevalence of current smoking among HS students to 20% or lowerby 2017 (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 22%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 21.6% Intermediate objective for 2015: 20.8%Reduce the prevalence of current smoking among MS students to 7% or lowerby 2017(Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 8.3%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 7.9% Intermediate objective for 2015: 7.4%Reduce the prevalence of current spit tobacco use among HS males to 23% orlower (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 24.8%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 24.2% Intermediate objective for 2015: 23.6%Reduce the prevalence of current spit tobacco use among MS students to 9%or lower (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 10.2%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 9.8% Intermediate objective for 2015: 9.4%
  • 5. DTP Youth Program Long-Term Objectives (2012-2017)Reduce Initiation of Tobacco Use By YouthIncrease the percentage of never-smokers among HS students to 60% orhigher by 2017 (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 50.5%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 53.7% Intermediate objective for 2015: 56.8%Increase the percentage of never-smokers among MS students to 80% orhigher by 2017 (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 75.1%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 76.7% Intermediate objective for 2015: 78.4%Increase the percentage of never-spit-tobacco users among HS males to 63%or higher (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 58.5%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 60%% Intermediate objective for 2015: 61.5%Increase the percentage of never-spit-tobacco users among MS students to85% or higher by 2017 (Baseline and Data Source: YTS 2011, 81.6%). Intermediate objective for 2013: 82.7% Intermediate objective for 2015: 83.9%
  • 6. The WV DTP Youth Program is working to achieve it’s objectives by:• Growing WV’s teen-led, statewide youth tobacco prevention movement (RAZE)• Promoting youth tobacco cessation programs• Promoting tobacco control policies• Implementing elementary school prevention programs• Implementing counter-marketing campaigns
  • 7. Youth Program Relationships/Funding FlowSolid arrows = Funding StateDotted arrows = TA/Collaboration CDC Legislature WV Division of Tobacco Prevention / Youth Program Raze/Other Media WVU ALAWV RTPC WV- WVSSAC Athletics (Raze/N-O-T) Network AAFP 160 Raze Crews Throughout West Virginia
  • 8. Raze Funding Flow: 2010 - 2011 WV Division of Tobacco Prevention (DTP) Youth Program American Lung Association Of West Virginia 160 Community Raze Crews•Funded through mini-grant process•Applications submitted by numerous organizations (schools and many other community entities)•Grants will include stipend for adult advisor and crew empowerment funds•American Lung Association will disburse funds and provide technical assistance to Adult Advisors•Regional Tobacco Prevention Coordinators will assist with regional Raze events
  • 9. Raze Crew Structure Adult Advisor Crew Leader Crew Members
  • 10. Spit Tobacco Commotions• Mr. Gross Mouth/Dip Lip• Save Face• Spit Scuffle Shuffle• Make Your Own Dip• Tootsie Roll• Meet Gruen
  • 11. Some Recent Media Examples
  • 12. Some Recent Media Examples
  • 13. Some Media Examples
  • 14. Successes• Between 2000 and 2011 WV experienced: – A 108% increase in the percentage of high school students who have never used any form of tobacco (now at 43%; was 20.6% in 2000). – A 96% increase in the percentage of high school students who have never tried cigarettes (now at 50.5%; was 25.7% in 2000). – A 42% decrease in the percentage of high school students who currently smoke cigarettes (now at 22%; was 39% in 2000). – Over 90% of WV high school students know of Raze.
  • 15. Contact InformationDavid Deutsch, Manager Christina Chill, CoordinatorWV-DTP Youth Program WV-DTP Youth ProgramPhone: (304) 356-4194 Phone: (304) 356-4198email: david.m.deutsch@wv.gov email: christina.m.chill@wv.gov

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