TPCP Calendar of Events November – December 2013


Boone County 8th Grade Teen Summit

Wednesday, November 06, 2013. 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Durand Conference Center
303 N. Main Street
Harrison, AR  72601

A day of prevention activities for approximately 500 of 8th grade students.

Harrison School District
Tawana Manning – Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education
Karen Hill – Tobacco Education Coordinator


4th Annual Tobacco and Lung Cancer Symposium

Wednesday, November 06, 2013. 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wyndham in North Little Rock
#2 Riverfront Place North Little Rock, AR

Cost: $55 with CME; $30 without CME

To register:

The Tobacco and Disease: Fourth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium is designed to provide up-to-date information in the field of lung cancer to practitioners, nurses, other health care personnel, patients and advocates.
AMA Designation Statement: “The UAMS College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.” 

The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy is pleased to approve the Continuing Education (CE) program for 7.50 credit hours. 

The Respiratory Care Examining Committee of the Arkansas State Medical Board is pleased to approve the Continuing Education (CE) program for 7.50 credit hours for respiratory therapists.
This activity has been submitted to Arkansas Nurses Association for approval to award 7.75 contact hours.  Arkansas Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Arkansas Cancer Coalition
901 North University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
Phone: (501) 603-5225


Lung Cancer Awareness Month Press Conference

Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
State Capital, 2nd floor Old Supreme Court Room “South wing”

A media event to commemorate the month of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month and promote smoke-free
The CTFA will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 to commemorate November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The 10:00 a.m. media event will be held at the State Capital, 2nd floor Old Supreme Court Room “South wing”, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Contact:  Katherine Donald

Executive Director
 Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas
1100 N. University Avenue
Suite 257
Little Rock, AR  72207
(501) 687-0345
(501) 687-0347 (fax)


Great American Smoke-out…Follow The Signs

Wednesday, November 13, 2013. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Philander Smith College
Elder Auditorium (capacity 150 individuals)
14th Street & Daisy Bates, Little Rock, Arkansas

Follow the Signs: Exposing the Tobacco Industry’s Practices in African American & Low Socioeconomic Status Communities. The session will also focus on how the industry is now luring college students to smoke.
Presenter: Former tobacco industry employee turned whistleblower, LaTanisha Wright
Register by emailing your name and contact information to:

Contact: Katherine Donald

Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas

Phone: (501) 687-0345


Great American Smoke out(GASO)

Thursday, November 21, 2013. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
El Dorado, AR 71730

“Tobacco Tips for Parents” Flyers that include GASO, SOS Quitline, Act 811 and “No Cell Phones in School Zones” will be given to all students in all county schools (6700) 
-GASO Press Release, Health Tip in the El Dorado News Times and school activities

Contact: PRIDE Youth Programs
Deb Crawford –
Karen Magee –


“Cold Turkey” Great American Smoke out

Thursday, November 21, 2013. 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Forrest City Civic Center
1335 N. Washington, AR

Type: Outreach and Education
Topic: Quitting Tobacco

Tobacco users will be encouraged to quit. Free cold turkey sandwiches for smokers who sign up for the Arkansas Tobacco Quitline.

Contact: Jason Ford. 501-603-5203


Arkansas State PRIDE Auditions

Saturday, November 23, 2013. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
El Dorado Education Complex Gym
501 N. Timberlane, El Dorado, AR 71730

Students will audition to be a part of the State PRIDE Team and train to present programs on leading a drug and violence free life. Programs are presented through song, dance and drama

Contact: PRIDE Youth Programs
Deb Crawford –
Karen Magee –


Dental Sealants

Monday, December 02, 2013 8 AM – Thursday, December 05, 2013 2:30 PM
TAC House
Northwest Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730

Date: December 2-5, 2013

Dental assessments and sealants made possible by the Arkansas Children’s Hospital for all eligible 2nd – 4th grade students. Tobacco education as it relates to oral health will be given.

Contact: PRIDE Youth Programs
Deb Crawford –
Karen Magee –


TOUCH (Tremendous Opportunities for Union County Health) Coalition (HHI)

Simmons First Bank

Tuesday, December 03, 2013. 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Simmons First Bank
100 West Grove, El Dorado, AR 71730