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Celebrate National OMMH month and Tobacco-Free Living for the Newark’s Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association

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On April 16, 2015, the Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting will host an educational program on the benefits of living tobacco-free, hosted by Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy’s (GASP). Members will learn about dangers of new tobacco products, why it’s important to live tobacco-free, how tobacco affects their environment, including the outdoor parks. Click here to learn more in the event flyer. Click here to read about the event on the New Jersey Office on Minority & Multicultural Health sponsored event page.
Members will also learn about national health and environmental celebrations happening in April and May: 
  • National Minority Health Month promotes and public awareness about health that affect ethnic and racial minorities. The N.J. Office on Minority & Multicultural Health sponsors events.
  • May 31st is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), an annual World Health Organization event to raise awareness about the health risks from tobacco use and exposure, and effective policies to reduce tobacco use and exposure. Students will learn about WNTD at this event.
  • National Healthy Schools Day on April 7 promotes and advances healthy school environments through education, technical assistance, research and advocacy. Tobacco-free schools are healthy!
  • National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) is the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education, inspiring environmental learning among K-12 students.
For media inquiries, contact the GASP at office 908-273-9368.  To RSVP for the event, contact Ivy Hill Neighborhood Association Member Louise Layton at llayton871@aol.com.