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50 Years of Research on Smoking and Health!

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Join the CDC in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health! To learn more, visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.html.

Published on April 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm | | 0 Comments

Project Rx Has Been Scheduled!!

The next “Project Rx Take Back Event" will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Join us in keeping local rivers and residents - especially children and teens - safe by properly disposing of any unused prescription and over-the-counter medications you may have in your home. For a location near you, visit http://www.ariverremedy.org/. We will see you there! Follow the discussion on GFP’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.

Published on April 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm | | 0 Comments

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Secondhand Smoke Is Dangerous to Non-Smokers!

Since some of us still aren't aware of just how dangerous secondhand smoke is, we will continue to focus on a few tobacco facts…. For instance…. Did you know that stroke is caused by exposure to secondhand smoke???

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Published on April 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship Is Accepting Applications!

All applications must be submitted by Saturday, May 3, 2014! This scholarship is awarded annually to Greenville County high school seniors and former scholarship recipients who are committed to volunteerism and living an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free lifestyle.

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Published on April 15, 2014 at 9:06 pm | | 0 Comments

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It's Prom Season! Are Your Teens Listening?!

It's Prom Season again! It's a time when some teens see this rite of passage as a way to cut loose and experiment for the very first time while others see it as a way to be more open about behaviors they have been engaging in all along... 

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Published on April 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm | | 0 Comments

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SMOKE FREE in Greenville County

blog-rssWouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke?

 

 

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Published on April 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm | | 0 Comments

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Volunteer for GFP at the “BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament 2014"!

Here’s some great news everyone! Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the “BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament” presented by the Synnex Corporation on Monday-Sunday, May 12-18, 2014! 

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Published on April 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm | | 0 Comments

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Bring Your Kids to "Field of Dreams Tobacco-Free Family Day”!

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, GFP and Furman University are sponsoring a ”Field of Dreams Tobacco-Free Baseball Family Day” at 11:00AM at Furman University’s Lathem Stadium to encourage kids to stay tobacco and other drug-free! So, bring your kids, your sports team, your school or church group for some FREE FAMILY FUN!

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Published on April 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm | | 0 Comments

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Thanks to Jersey Mike’s and Everyone Who Participated in the “Month / Day of Giving 2014”!

Thank you to Jersey Mike's for supporting GFP's effort to keep kids in the community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free! And thank you to everyone who either bought a sub or made a donation to a Jersey Mike's on the JM "Month / Day of Giving"! Thank you for helping to guide kids in the community in the right direction!

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Published on April 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm | | 0 Comments

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GFP Raises Awareness Concerning Secondhand Smoke!

Greenville Family Partnership is also dedicated to raising awareness concerning tobacco use BUT there is one aspect to its use that affects people who don't smoke or use any tobacco products of any kind... It's secondhand smoke, which is far more dangerous than most people realize. So, for the next few weeks, this web site will feature some important facts concerning its dangers...

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Published on March 26, 2014 at 6:09 pm | | 0 Comments

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A New and Potent Form of Marijuana!

"Wax", a new and more dangerous form of marijuana made through a distillation process, is so potent it can keep a user high for more than a day and has resulted in psychosis and brain damage....

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Published on March 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-Cig Like Device for Smoking Marijuana Gaining in Popularity!

More marijuana users are choosing to use a vaporizer to smoke the drug. Since the device gives off no odor, authorities are worried that teens may see it as a way to smoke marijuana without detection.

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Published on March 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm | | 0 Comments

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E-Cigs Should Be Restricted to Minors Like Cigarettes!

Advocates say e-cigarettes target youth because they release flavored vapors which appeal to youth and, as such, should be held to the same standard as regular cigarettes...

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Published on March 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm | | 0 Comments

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Secondhand Smoke Is Just as Dangerous!

National Kick Butts Day was Wednesday, March 19th! In observance of the day, we are focusing on a few tobacco facts…. For instance…. Did you know there is no safe level of second-hand smoke? Second-hand smoke contains 250 toxic chemicals and more than 50 cause cancer...

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Published on March 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm | | 0 Comments

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SAVE THE DATE!

The dates have been set for the 2014 "Green Valley Red Ribbon Auction and Golf Classic"! Don't forget to mark your calendars!

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Published on March 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm | | 0 Comments

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General Prevention Newsletters!

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Published on December 20, 2013 at 6:07 pm | | 1 Comment

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Community Events Calendar

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Click here for GFP-related and other community events; parenting workshops; and national drug prevention dates of interest.

Published on January 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm | | 0 Comments

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