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Clay County Students Working Against Tobacco Celebrate Through With Chew Week
February 24, 2018

Clay County schools were hard at work during Through With Chew Week! This event is held every year to raise awareness on the dangers of smokeless tobacco, including the fact that smokeless tobacco contains 28 cancer-causing agents and has been linked to oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss.

Several local SWAT clubs participated in Through With Chew Week, which was held this year from February 18th-24th, 2018.

We would like to recognize Keystone Heights High School for setting up displays/posters throughout their school and setting up a table during lunch for 3 days to talk with students about the SWAT program and the dangers of smokeless tobacco.

The second school we would like to recognize is Orange Park High School. SWAT advisor Christine Jump had each SWAT member write out a fact about tobacco and the name of someone who was affected by tobacco, on a green piece of paper. The students then tore them and balled them up to look like tobacco leaves. The project is currently displayed in the SWAT case on their school wall!

Clay County SWAT members strive to raise awareness of the dangers of smokeless tobacco to preteens and teens in our schools. SWAT clubs also emphasize the positive aspects of never starting tobacco products in the first place.


For more information on the Clay County SWAT Chapter, contact SWAT Coordinator Joy Moritz at