SU Ag Center Set to Host Virtual Training Sessions on the Dangers of Tobacco Use

Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Communities of Color Network will host a ‘Conversation with Communities of Color Network…Tobacco and You,’ a Facebook Live Series.

The series will be broadcasted on the Southern University Ag Center’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. on the following dates:

• August 13 - Did You Know…Your Smoke Can Make Me Sick?

• August 18 - What Do You Know About Tobacco?

• August 20 - Someone is talking about You: Real Quotes from Tobacco Executives, Part 2

• August 25 - What’s The Yellow Stain on Your Wall?

• August 27 - Smoking Breaks Your Heart!

“It is imperative that the Communities of Color Network continues to move forward in our efforts to educate and provide resources to the constituents of Louisiana especially during these unprecedented times,” said Linda Early Brown, Director of the Communities of Color Network. “We will continue to bridge the gap, virtually as we fight to eradicate and/or reduce tobacco consumption within our communities,” added Brown.

The Communities of Color Network provides support and technical assistance to African-American communities to ensure they are well-informed about the dangers of tobacco, and understand how to protect themselves from unhealthy exposure.

Its mission is to eliminate health inequalities caused by or related to tobacco use among Louisiana communities of color by building coalitions, increasing awareness of the dangers of tobacco, and reducing tobacco consumption and secondhand smoke exposure.

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