TRU – Tobacco. Reality. Unfiltered – is a movement started by young people to stomp out teen tobacco use. TRU is about taking a stand and making a difference.
FirstHealth sponsors the TRU program through support of school TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use) groups. TATU recruits teenagers to teach younger children about the hazards of tobacco use.
For more information on TATU groups in the Mid-Carolinas call toll-free at (888) 534-5333.
FirstHealth of the Carolinas was awarded funding from the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund (HWTF) to develop the Sandhills Region Community College Tobacco-Free Task Force.
This group was designed to coordinate tobacco use prevention awareness activities, promote cessation services and conduct grassroots policy advocacy for tobacco-free campus environments. Using campus-based partnerships to empower faculty, staff and students, FirstHealth is targeting 18 to 24 year-old students attending Montgomery Community College, Richmond Community College and Sandhills Community College in Hoke, Richmond, Moore, Montgomery and Scotland counties.
Tobacco-Free College Advocates hope to create change on college campuses, build support, raise awareness and advocate for 100 percent tobacco-free policies as well as promote the N.C. Tobacco Quitline, (800) QUIT-NOW.
For more information or to become involved, contact FirstHealth Community Health Services toll-free at (888) 534-5333.