Healthy Androscoggin works with adults, youth, providers, and other organizations to educate about and support tobacco-free lifestyles and tobacco-free environments.
Call the Maine Tobacco HelpLine 1-800-207-1230
Have you been thinking about quitting smoking or looking for additional support to stay tobacco-free? Check out Healthy Androscoggin’s weekly Tobacco Support Group Thursday evenings from 6-7pm at St. Mary’s Hospital, Lobby Conference Room, 93 Campus Ave, Lewiston. The room is right next to the main lobby and Dunkin Donuts. The group is free, open to the public and no preregistration is required. For more information about the support group call Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 or email email@example.com.
Quit & Win
Healthy Androscoggin’s support program to help people maintain their New Year’s Resolution to become tobacco-free, which runs every January and February and is open to adults. Those who quit for the five weeks of the program are eligible for prizes including cash awards.
Tar Wars is a tobacco education presentation available to all fifth grade students. The program focuses on the social aspects of why children begin to use tobacco, and kids gain a new perspective on the role advertising plays in influencing that choice. Healthy Androscoggin and its trained team of volunteers have joined together to change cultural norms around acceptance of tobacco use and to advise our youth not to start. If you are interested in having a trained professional bring Tar Wars to your school, contact Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990.
Youth 2 Youth Advocacy Program
Healthy Androscoggin supports a Youth 2 Youth (Y2Y) Advocacy Program, which harnesses the ideas, energy, and talents of youth (12 to 17 years old) to improve the health of community members through advocacy and education. In 2009, Auburn Middle School’s Y2Y and Healthy Androscoggin’s Tobacco Coordinator worked closely with Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) on a Tobacco-Free Policy for all ALT trails.