Tobacco Use Prevention

Kick Butts Day Bookmark Contest! 

Flyer for 2019 Contest 10.23.19 (003)

Calling all Nevada County students, grades TK – 12th!

Want to celebrate being tobacco-free and living your healthiest life? Get your creative juices flowing and join us for our annual KICK BUTTS DAY bookmark contest! This year’s theme is “I’m the Tobacco –Free Generation!” Use your skills to design a bookmark that reflects this theme and your tobacco-free life.

The contest runs from November 4 until December 3, 2019, with all submissions due by December 3rd at 5 pm. All Nevada County youth in grades TK-12th are eligible to enter the contest.

A registration form must be submitted with each original piece of artwork. The registration form includes a bookmark template and media release. The template should be used when designing your bookmark – you can paint, draw, whatever – just design your bookmark on the provided template. The registration form also includes a media release which must  be signed in order to be considered. Find the registration form here.

Winning bookmarks will be printed and distributed across Nevada County on and around March 18, 2020 – Kick Butts Day 2020.

For more information, contact the Nevada County Tobacco Prevention Program at (530) 265-1451.

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Our Tobacco Prevention Program-What We Do

The Nevada County Tobacco Prevention Program educates the community about the harmful effect of tobacco on individuals and the environment. The program also works to create local policies that protect individuals from second-hand smoke, reduce youth access to tobacco and minimize tobacco advertising. Each year the program engages youth from area schools in school and countywide tobacco prevention efforts.

Our Objectives

The Tobacco Program has staff in Grass Valley & Truckee and works with two community coalitions and with many community partners to accomplish our work. The two coalitions, one adult and one youth coalition, are made up of community members who are passionate about limiting the use of tobacco in our community, in all its forms. The adult coalition meetings monthly (see flyer below) and the youth coalition also meets on a regular basis.  
The Adult Tobacco Coalition and R.O.S.E Youth Coalition work with us to bring the four objectives in our workplan to fruition: 
  1. Create tobacco-free non-recreational areas in Truckee;
  2. Work with Grass Valley their existing Tobacco Retail Licensing Policy to include a restriction on the sale of single cigarillos and little cigars; 
  3. Build capacity to address local tobacco control issues by engaging middle school and high school age youth to participate in advocacy activities around tobacco related issues, such as electronic cigarettes, second-hand smoke and flavored tobacco products;
  4. And work with local organizations to introduce 'Ask, Advise, Refer' protocols to systematically refer patients to local cessation resources and the California Smokers' Helpline. 

Are You Ready to Break the Habit?

211 offers FREE Quit Classes and Quit Kits for our community! Sign up at 530-274-5601 or call to find out when the next round of classes starts.Quit Smoking Kits & Classes

More Resources 
Healthy Community

See Nevada County's data from the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community project or read the Healthy Community Report (PDF).

California Smokers' Helpline  

Find help to quit smoking on NoButts.

CDC - Tips From Former Smokers

This campaign features real people suffering as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke, learn more about Tips from Former Smokers.

Pregnancy and Smoking Cessation

A CDC virtual clinic for smoking cessation for pregnancy and beyond. 

Secondhand Smoke in Cars

Smoke in cars can be ten times more concentrated than the recognized "unhealthy" level. Read through the Secondhand Smoke in Cars Fact Sheet (PDF).


TobaccoFreeKids is a national organization for tobacco control and prevention. A national organization for tobacco control and prevention.

Stop Smoking

See the American Lung Association resources to help people quit smoking.

Truth Initiative

Check our Legacy’s innovative approaches to reduce tobacco use among youth and adults.


TheTruth is a great campaign dedicated to engaging youth in tobacco prevention and providing them with the truth about tobacco use and the tobacco industry.


Find all of California’s innovative media campaign materials on this site. Includes tons of great videos!
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