The new coalition, based in Johnson County, is working with students to help lower the number of smokers in our area.
The program is designed to help smokers to quit and to stop others from starting.
Things are heating up in the fight against tobacco use in Johnson County.
“Hot is helping overcome tobacco. This is a state-wide coalition of youth across the state of Kentucky all coming together to help the tobacco issues we have in the state of Kentucky,” Connie Meek said.
The coalition joins school health programs and medical personnel to fight tobacco use.
The latest method to open teenagers' eyes to the dangers of tobacco puts local teens in the spotlight.
The commercials will air on local tv channels, radio programs, and even movie theatres.
For more information on how you can get involved with the program, contact Connie Meek with the Johnson County Health Department, or Octavia Dales with the Pike County Health Department.
The commercials hope to be produced in the next few months.