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Guide to the The Tobacco Free Project Records, 1993-1994
MSS 94-48  
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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."
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.
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