July 2019

Celebrate Being Tobacco Free

Stay cool this summer. Dont Juul. 

ITAT Meets with Congressman McAdams

 On July 2nd, the students of ITAT attended a roundtable discussion and press conference at the Utah Health and Justice Building with Congressman McAdams. The discussion and following press conference were held to discuss the Tobacco 21 efforts as well as  "the  great work Utah County Health Department, the cities of Lehi and Cedar Hills, Rep. Eliason and others have done to lead out on this effort and other tobacco cessation and prevention efforts" -Tiffany Clason, district director. 

ITAT was invited by Congressman McAdams for their advocacy work and support on the issue of tobacco prevention and education. Our island teens met with legislators including the congressman as well as Mayor Jenny Reese from Cedar Hills and the Lehi city Mayor. 

The ITAT students in attendance were presented Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition for all of their hard work in tobacco advocacy and prevention education. 


Tobacco Facts: 

-Tobacco is the #1 cause of preventable death

-7.6% of Utah teens use e-cigarettes regularly

-Tobacco still kills nearly half a million Americans and more than 7 million people worldwide each year

  • The tobacco industry relentlessly peddles its deadly products, targeting kids and other vulnerable populations.
  • Tobacco kills over 480,000 people in the U.S. and over 7 million worldwide each year.

-5.6 million kids alive today in the U.S. will ultimately die from smoking

  • In the U.S. alone, tobacco companies spend $9.1 billion a year — $1 million every hour — to market their deadly products.

(Utah DOH,,


  • More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.
  • More than 84 million US adults—1 in 3—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it.
  • In 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion.

In the United States, 40% of adults have obesity, and 72% are overweight or have obesity

(,, CDC)

                      UPCOMING EVENTS:

Have a great summer and be safe!

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