CORRY -- The Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program is proud to welcome the City of Corry to the growing number of Erie County communities that have joined Young Lungs at Play – a program that aims to make public parks, playing fields and playgrounds tobacco free. Everyone is invited to attend the kick-off event at 1:00 p.m. on Friday July 26th at Mead Park (just off Route 6 on Mead Avenue) in the City of Corry.
The Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program invites all Erie County cities, municipalities, school districts and youth-serving organizations to join the City of Corry in eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco use at local parks, playgrounds and playing fields by joining Young Lungs at Play, a no-cost tobacco-free parks and playgrounds program that has proven successful in places across Pennsylvania. The City of Corry joins over 440 other municipalities and organizations across Pennsylvania that have made parks and recreational areas where children play tobacco-free.
This program protects children from over 250 toxic or cancer-causing chemicals found in secondhand smoke, reduces tobacco litter and provides safe and healthy areas to play. This year in Pennsylvania, over 17,000 children under the age of 18 will become new daily smokers. When children see adults smoking in family-friendly places such as parks and playgrounds, they see the behavior as acceptable. Tobacco-free parks and recreational areas, such as those now in the City of Corry, help promote positive, healthy behavior.
For more information about Young Lungs at Play, contact Amanda Harkness at The Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program at 814-451-7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is supported by the Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program and funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health.