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Upper-Cumberland - Region

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Counties in the Upper-Cumberland Region Include: 

Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, White


Tennessee Teens in Action


Tobacco is no longer accepted as a social norm; Tennessee teens are educating their peers and influencing younger youth on the dangers of tobacco. 

Jackson County HS Softball Team

Tobacco-Free Softball

Way to go Jackson County High School Softball Team for choosing to be tobacco-free! 

January 2020


Tony Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Tony Pedro, promoted Red Ribbon Week at his local high school.  Fifty-four students took the pledge to be substance-free. For each signature, the student received a red ribbon week bracelet and a plant the promise shovel and red tulip bulbs. 

October 2019


Power of Putnum

 Power of Putnam’s  Youth Group - Power to Thrive

Antonio Pedro (Tony) a junior at Cookeville Highschool. Tony visits youth groups whether it be church groups, sports teams, school clubs or extracurricular activities. The topic for discussion is Taking Down Tobacco and #BetheFirst tobacco-free generation. Tony's goals are to reach as many groups as possible! He shares about the history, the cause, and effect of tobacco and who Big Tobacco targets along with ways to combat their schemes. His first training was with Power of Putnam, an anti-drug and substance abuse coalition.  

September 2019


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Tobacco-Free Baseball

Way to go Clarkrange High School! Your baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge!

March 2019


Smith County High School Students

Kick Butts Day

Young people in Smith County joined youth all across Tennessee to take part in Kick Butts Day on March 20, 2019. Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use

Smith County High School SADD Club participated in Kick Butts Day this year by setting up a tobacco booth at lunch to educate their peers on the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette use.

March 2019


Van Buren County MIddle School

Tobacco-Free Softball

Congrats Van Buren County Middle School Softball team for taking the pledge to be tobacco-free! 

September 2019


Cannon County High School

Tobacco-Free Baseball

Congratulations Cannon County High School for making the choice to be tobacco-free. 

June 2019


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Tobacco-Free Baseball

Way to go Pickett County High School in Pickett County!!! Your baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge!!

March 2019


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Tobacco-Free Baseball

Shoutout to York Agriculture Institute High School for taking the tobacco-free pledge! 

March 2019


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Peers Encouraging Peers

"I want to make a difference for someone that's thinking of smoking or vaping." YES!!! Learn about Macon County students' work to prevent peers from using tobacco: 
@MaconCountySchoolDistrict

February 2019


Gordonsville High School Students

Kick Butts Day

Gordonsville High School SADD Club participated in Kick Butts Day this year by setting up a tobacco booth at lunch to educate their peers on the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarette use. The Smith County Health Department offers smoking cessation services to help both youth and adult smokers kick the habit. Contact the clinic at 615-735-0242 for details.

March 2019