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Tobacco Control Project


Nicotine/Vaping/Smoking Education Video - Pre-recorded on November 19, 2020 in recognition of the 44th Great American Smokeout

Watch David Fialko, a Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, discuss the science behind nicotine-based product use and how quitting is possible at any age. 

Click here to View


Helpful Links  

PA Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW 

Tobacco is changing Video: Click Here 

Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU)

The Tobacco Resistance Unit is a movement throughout all of Pennsylvania to help youth, ages 12 to 18, stay tobacco- and nicotine- free. It’s time that young Pennsylvanians get serious about exposing BIG TOBACCO and its marketing lies.  TRU aims to prevent and stop youth tobacco use through education. A statewide movement, TRU is managed by the Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT) and the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania.

Launch of Be website:

Oral Health Flyer : Click to download : The largest collection of free quitting tools anywhere n

PSA's from Live Well Lancaster - Click the links below to view.

The Council Tobacco Free School Staff

Melissa Groden, MS, HS-BCP
Director of Prevention, Training & Education
Phone: 215-230-8218 ext. 3808

Melanie Swanson, MEd., ICPS, CTTS
Tobacco Control Project Supervisor
Phone: 215-230-8218 ext. 3145

David Fialko, BS, ICPS, CTTS
Prevention Specialist
Phone: 215-230-8218 ext. 3162

Lee Hellinger, MPH
Prevention Specialist
Phone: 215-230-8218 ext. 3158

Lynn Engle, MPH, CHES, CTTS
Prevention Specialist
Phone: 215-589-2167

Diane Catherwood, Administrative Assistant                                    
Phone: 215-230-8218 ext. 3185



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