Welcome to Garden City Community Coalition
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all who live in Garden City, particularly for youth by reducing youth substance abuse and promoting lifestyles, free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. More...
The War on Smoking Isn't Over
Many people may not know this, but it was 50 years ago this past January 11th that the very first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released. That report, which stated that smoking caused lung cancer among other serious diseases, clarified for Americans what thousands of scientific articles had found. That smoking is bad for your health.
In the 50 years since the Surgeon General's Report was released research has connected tobacco use with a wide range of life altering diseases. Such as heart disease, emphysema, cancer, and asthma.
Even though the last 5 decades have seen many successes in fighting "the War on Smoking," the number of adults who smoke has declined from 42% in 1964 to 18% today, the fight is far from over.
When you consider that most people start smoking before the age of 19 and that it is estimated that 3,000 teens and adolescents become smokers each day, it is easy to see that we need to focus much of our prevention efforts on our youth.
The fact that 440,000 Americans still die each year from the effects of cigarette smoking and tobacco use is eye opening. How many could be saved if more effort was taken to educate them about the dangers of tobacco use when they were teens and adolescents?
How can we as a community become more active about prevention? Education! Educate yourself about the risks and pass your knowledge onto our youth. Model healthy behaviors for the youth in our community, lead by example and they will follow.
The Garden City Community Coalition is available to help with resources and information. They are located at the Maplewood Center in Garden City. You can reach them at 734-793-1868, or go to the contact page of this website.
Make yourself Aware of the risks and Show you Care about their futures.
The Coalition's March Advisory Board meeting will be held at 6:30 pm, on March 12th, 2013. Our meetings are open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!
Support the Coalition's efforts to educate youth and the community about the dangers of Substance Abuse. Click on the GoodSearch link and choose the Garden City Community Coalition as the cause you would like to support, then just follow the directions to make a difference in your community...
***The Garden City Community Coalition would like to Thank its sponsors and donors for their support of our Classic Car Show. Please patronize our sponsors: Red Holman, Marcos Pizza, Cherry Hill Lanes, Zeibart, Monica Fulton, Gamers Ave, Community Dental, Barbee and Bean Hair Design, Podium Skates, Prestige Eyewear, Hegira, Party Animal Travel, J. Santieu & Sons, Garden Drugs, State Farm - Bobby Branch Agent, Dr. Valerie Sabb, Body Empire, Livonia Save Our Youth Coalition, Carol's Specialties, GC Fire Dept., GC Public Schools, GC Hospital, The National Guard, the Disabled Veterans, Observer Newspapers, and Illustrations by Zach Wojnar.
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