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Regional Chapters


2022-23 Red Ribbon week

The Southern California chapter hosted a table for Red Ribbon Week! There, they had students from San Marino High School pledge against tobacco, confirming it by writing their names on a poster. The president, Gianna Karkafi, also had the opportunity to speak in front of the students. 


2022-23 IYTC x AYC

The Southern California branch was invited to speak at the Asian Youth Center about tobacco control! There, they visited the youth at these programs, sharing presentations with them weekly. 

 Tobacco Free Summer Fundraiser

 The Southern California chapter conducted its “Tobacco Free Summer” fundraiser. Thank you to all the friends of IYTC who made contributions. Proceeds will continue to fund our online education series. 


Be Smart Don't Start

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The Southern California chapter had just hosted another event for the "Be Smart, Don't Start Series" this April. With different students coming from various elementary schools, we were able to do numerous different activities, such as drawing and an egg hunt. During the presentation section of the event, The Southern California Regional Officers were able to present about the environmental consequences that arise from tobacco, as well as how to combat peer pressure that may negatively impact other peers. Overall, it was not only a great experience, but also a valuable opportunity for the Southern California Regional Officers to connect with youth of a younger age. 

Be Smart Don't Start


The Southern California Chapter has just finished two more events in the "Be Smart, Don't Start" series. Presenting to over 60 students, we shared the environmental harms of tobacco as well as the negative implications of peer pressure. After our presentation, we were able to do an arts and crafts activity with the students. The activity was making paper plate submarine windows that demonstrate what a healthy environment looks like. At last, we were able to sign the "Be Smart, Don't Start" pledge with the students!

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