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Expanding Horizons Summer Youth Program Learns About the Risks of Tobacco Use
July 1, 2016

On July 1st, Okeechobee County SWAT Coordinator and Tobacco Prevention Specialist Courtney Moyett, had the privilege of presenting to the students who are participating in the Expanding Horizons Summer Youth Program at Indian River State College.

Mrs. Moyett spoke to the youth about the dangers of tobacco usage, the different types of tobacco, how second and third hand smoke effects your body, and ways that they can get involved to make a difference in Okeechobee County. 

Attendees were also encouraged to join a SWAT Club at their local high school or middle school and help educate their peers about the deceptive market used by Big Tobacco to lure teens into using tobacco products.

SWAT is all about promoting smoke free lifestyles in the Sunshine State and Okeechobee County. Being in SWAT gives you the chance to make a difference in your community, while also being part of a statewide movement. SWAT is ran by youth and for youth to create a smoke free Florida through activism.

SWAT members fight for these goals by leading projects. As a member, you decide how to fight and how to use activism to cause social change in a fun and cool way.
The coolest part is, SWAT gives you real world experience: community service hours, college app building opportunities and hands on experience in leadership, activism, and promotions.

For more information on local youth tobacco prevention efforts, contact Courtney Moyett, Okeechobee County's Tobacco Prevention Specialist, at