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Smoke-Free Laws Help Smokers Quit!

no smokeSECONDHAND SMOKE FACT: Smoke-free laws help seven out of every ten smokers who want to quit smoking by providing them with public environments free from any pressure or temptation to smoke…

 

 

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Published on July 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm | | 0 Comments

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Selling Alcohol on College Campuses?!

alcholSome colleges are selling alcoholic beverages at football games to raise funds. Sure, a large number of adults attend college sporting events BUT since most college students are under the age of 21 is that really a good idea??? Ever heard of fake IDs and easy access???

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Published on July 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm | | 0 Comments

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Is Big Tobacco Still Targeting Kids?!

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For decades, tobacco companies conducted research on how to make a more addictive and attractive cigarette in order to target youth. They increased the amount of nicotine; added ventilated filters for deep inhalation; and added fruity flavors all in the effort to make cigarettes more appealing to kids….


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Published on July 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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Back to School” Yard Sale Supports Youth Programs!

saleGFP is sponsoring a “Back to School” Yard Sale on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 8:00am – 12:00 noon. Funds from this event will be used to support youth programs & activities. If you have some items lying around the house you would like to get rid of and you would like to donate to the cause, please drop off any items at GFP from Wednesday thru Friday, August 6-8, 2014 between 8:30am-5:30pm. For more details, contact Ashlyn Byrne at 467-4099. If you love to shop for bargains, don’t miss this great opportunity! You know what they always say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”!

Published on July 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm | | 0 Comments

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Join GFP for the Red Ribbon 5K Run & Fun!

runGFP is sponsoring an “Inaugural Red Ribbon Run & Fun” in tribute to Sean Reeves who helped many youth at-risk for substance abuse. This event will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am in Trail Blazer Park at 115 Wilhelm Winter Street in Travelers Rest, SC...

 



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Published on July 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm | | 0 Comments

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Many American Youth Engage in At-Risk Behaviors!

famWhether your teen grows into a healthy adult is determined by whether or not they become involved in at-risk behaviors like underage alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among other things...

 



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Published on July 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm | | 0 Comments

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Enter the "Talk to the Hand Challenge"!

talkGFP is sponsoring a “Talk to the Hand Challenge”! Smoking is bad for you, whether you’re doing the smoking or not. Bad teeth, lung problems, heart disease, grey skin… you name it. There are many, many reasons not to smoke. So, let your hand do the talking and tell why you think smoking is bad for you...

 

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Published on June 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm | | 0 Comments

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Teen Marijuana Use Is Rising

pot Apparently, this rise in teen marijuana use is the direct result of marijuana no longer being perceived as harmful and being more readily available in states where it has become legal…

 

 

 

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Published on June 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jersey Mike’s GFP "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser!

jmJersey Mike’s has raised over $12,000 in support of GFP through its "Month / Day of Giving" Charity Fundraiser! These funds will be used to help GFP keep kids in the community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free! Thank you for making a BIG difference in the community, Jersey Mike's!

 

 

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Published on June 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm | | 0 Comments

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Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship!

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The Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship 2014 Winners Announced in June!


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Published on June 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm | | 0 Comments

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Easley Gymnastics Is Tobacco-Free!

clipEasley Gymnastics is also the winner of the “Field of Dreams” Tobacco-Free Video Clip Contest! So, join GFP in congratulating this team of tobacco-free gymnasts! To view the video, visit GFP's Tobacco section.

 

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

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The “BMW Golf Tournament” Is Almost Here!

BMWIT’S ALMOST HERE! The “BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament” starts THIS COMING Monday, May 12th and ends on Sunday, May 18th! To help Greenville Family Partnership earn funding through the BMW tournament, you can become a GFP Volunteer or you can buy a $10.00 ticket for a specific / entire day during the tournament...

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Published on May 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm | | 0 Comments

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7th Annual Greenville Youth Summit!

summitGFP and Beyond Differences are once again sponsoring the “Greenville Youth Summit” on Thursday-Friday, July 10-11, 2014 from 8:30am – 4:00pm at the Bob Jones University Student Center! This youth empowering, two-day event will give youth ages 13-17 the opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about a variety of topics that concern today’s youth! Parents should encourage teen(s) to participate and get to know youth from other cultures and communities! Teens should get involved to learn how youth from other cultures and communities feel about certain issues!

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Published on May 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm | | 0 Comments

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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

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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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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 June 19, 2014 at 5:14 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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