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Local Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Members Attend Regional Training
November 6, 2021

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, Mr. Charlie Heidelburg, the Character Community SWAT Club Advisor and two SWAT youth attended the Region 2 SWAT Virtual Meeting via GoToWebinar.  Mr. Charlie planned a watch party at the Character Community Private School so that the SWAT youth can attend on the school lap tops and have internet access.

The Region 2 SWAT Meeting began at 12:00 p.m. and ended at 2:00 p.m. with a break time.  After they welcome, introductions, and county attendance the SWAT youth participated in fun icebreakers.  The presentation entitled “Science Behind Nicotine Addiction” was given to highlight nicotine is the addicting chemical in all tobacco products and in vape.  Other presentations given were “SWAT Basics” and “SWAT in the Community” that were designed to promote a strong local SWAT Club and SWAT Chapter in Dixie County.  The youth that attended this presentation will be able to share with the rest of the SWAT youth in their club and SWAT youth in the Dixie County Chapter the many ways that they can be a voice in the community. 

Mr. Charlie shared that the SWAT youth that attended the Region 2 SWAT Meeting learned a lot about new tobacco and vape products and how they can speak to people in their own community about tobacco and vape products.  They youth are looking forward to future Regional SWAT trainings where they can attend in person.  They get the most out of meetings where they get to meet with youth from other schools and counties.

To learn more about the SWAT Chapter in Dixie County, contact Melanie Anderson at