Health department recognized as "Bright Spot" in Tennessee

Health department recognized as "Bright Spot" in Tennessee

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. - The Sullivan County Regional Health Department was recognized for it's work fighting tobacco use. It was awarded with the Tennessee Department of Health's Bright Spot Award Tuesday.

Sullivan County was recognized for its "Unsmokeable" campaign which focuses on middle and high school students. The campaign features the first public health related social media campaign in the state.

"We're very excited," Sullivan County Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Toni Swavely said. "...we worked really hard on this program."

Sullivan County created contests on Instagram to get students involved. They are now working on a presentation on electronic cigarettes to add to the campaign.

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