Northeast - Region


Counties in the Northeast Region Include:

Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Unicoi, Washington

Tennessee Teens in Action

Tobacco is no longer accepted as a social norm; Tennessee teens are educating their peers and influencing younger youth on the dangers of tobacco. 

Taking Down Tobacco in Green County

2020 Taking Down Tobacco Day in Green County

Chuckey Doak Middle School participated in the National Taking Down Tobacco Day with approximately 450 students in attendance! They used 6 stations to educate students on the danger of tobacco and substance abuse. The stations included Pick Your Poison, E-cigarette Jeopardy, Rethink your Drink, Drug ID, Health Effects, and Smokeless Tobacco products. 

March, 2020


Carter County Has Success with INDEPTH

Congrats to the three INDEPTH graduates from Carter County. These high school students have not used ENDS in the month they were enrolled in the program. Carter County has seven more students ready to graduate from the INDEPTH program.  INDEPTH is an Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation and it helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. 

Nov 2019

Carter County Christmas Parade Collides with GASO

“Smokers are on the Naughty List”

December 2019

Students win tobacco prevention bookmark contest

Tobacco Prevention Bookmark Contest

Congrats to Church Hill Intermediate School students Susie Arnold and Aubrey Rogers on their winning entries in their school's tobacco prevention bookmark contest! Susie's first-place design will be produced and made available at her school, the Church Hill Public Library and the Little Library at the Church Hill Health Department. Thanks to The Rogersville Review for sharing the news.

June  2019


Tobacco-Free Baseball

Shoutout to Johnson County High school! Thier baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge! 

March 2019


Tobacco-Free Baseball

Hancock County High School baseball team took the tobacco-free pledge! Congrats! 

February 2019

Peer to Peer Tobacco Prevention Education

Brothers, Pate and Luke led the Happy Vally Middle School students in a Tobacco Education program after school for seven weeks. Each week they spent thirty minutes teaching and helping middle school students understand the harmful effects of tobacco usage. Pate wrote a "guide sheet" to help family members and friends become tobacco-free. After they finished the program at Happy Vally Middle School the brothers stared the program at Hunter Middle School. 


Junior Cyclones

Tobacco-Free Baseball

Shoutout to the Elizabethtown Junior Cyclones baseball team for taking the tobacco-free pledge! Way to go team!

March 2020

Unicoi County Middle School

Tobacco-Free Baseball

Way to go Unicoi County Middle School Baseball team for choosing to be tobacco-free! 

March 2020


GASO Hawkins County

Event held at ETSU @ Kingsport with 65 participants. Educational materials utilized included: TIPS campaign, Quitline materials, Vaping, and smokeless cars. 

Nov 2019

Hancock County T4 Students Promoted the GASO

T4 students at Hancock County High School set up a booth to promote the GASO at Hancock County Middle High School. The T4 students handed out materials on how youth and young adults can access the new e-cigarette to quit program by texting "DITCHJUUL" to 88709 along with Quitline materials and incentives. A total of 340 students visited the booth. The T4 students also talked to 4th-grade students at Hancock County Elementary School about the dangers of vaping and tobacco use. The 4th-grade students were asked pre and post questions. There was a total of 76 4th grade students. 

Nov 2019

Peer to Peer Tobacco Prevention Education

Pate, Luke, and Lilly Anglin, teaching a seven-week curriculum at Rise-Up, an after-school program in Johnson City. Each week they have approximately 35 elementary students. In January, they will do the same program for the middle school. 

November 2019


Tobacco-Free Baseball!

A shoutout goes to Hampton High School! Their baseball team is tobacco-free! CONGRATULATIONS Bulldogs!!! 

March  2019


Tobacco-Free Baseball

Shoutouts go to Chuckey Doak Middle Schoo! Their baseball team took the pledge to be tobacco-free. 

February 2019

National Kick Butts Day

Around 50 teens and 50 kids participated in the National Kick Butts Day Kick-Ball Tournament. A tournament lead by teens for teens and kids in their community to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco. Overall, the event was a success! 

March 2019