Upper-Cumberland - Region
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.
Way to go Jackson County High School Softball Team for choosing to be tobacco-free!
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.
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.
Way to go Clarkrange High School! Your baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge!
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.
Congrats Van Buren County Middle School Softball team for taking the pledge to be tobacco-free!
Congratulations Cannon County High School for making the choice to be tobacco-free.
Way to go Pickett County High School in Pickett County!!! Your baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge!!
Shoutout to York Agriculture Institute High School for taking the tobacco-free pledge!
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:
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.