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Guide to the The Tobacco Free Project Records, 1993-1994
MSS 94-48  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: The Tobacco Free Project,
    Date (inclusive): 1993-1994
    Collection number: MSS 94-48
    Creator: San Francisco Department of Public Health
    Extent: volume: one manuscript box containing two folders and a videocassete, two oversize folders containing two bus placards and two street signs.
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Tobacco Free Project, MSS 94-48, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

    Biography

    The Tobacco Free Project (TFP)is funded by revenues generated by Proposition 99. It was founded in 1991 and is run by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The TFP provides tobacco prevention and cessation services and actively promotes a tobacco free environment. The primary target populations of the TFP are parents of young children, out-of-school youth, lesbians and gay men, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Chinese and Southeast Asians. The Girls Against Tobacco Campaign (GAT) is a TFP project which was implemented in 1994 by the National Latina Health Organizationat the Horace Mann Middle School in the Mission District. The girls at the school organized a successful campaign to remove two tobacco billboards which were located within 500 feet of the school.

    Scope and Content

    This collection documents the public information efforts of the Tobacco Free Project and the Girls Against Tobacco Campaign. It contains pamphlets published and/or distributed by the TFP, general information about the activities and goals of the TFP, a general description of the GAT, anti-smoking bus placards and street signs and a vhs video recording of "Revenger Rat Meets the Merchant of Death," a production of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Pamphlets published by the TFP include "A Guide to Smokefree Dining in San Francisco."