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Feature Story 2

Volume 4, No. 5   May 2009

2009 NSTEP Slogan Contest

By Communications Division

Dear Little League Managers and Coaches,

Oral Health America’s National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) and Little League International are pleased to announce the 2009 NSTEP Slogan Contest on the health consequences of using spit tobacco.

In 10 words or less, Little Leaguers are asked to create an original slogan that effectively describes the hazards of spit tobacco use. All current Little League Baseball and Softball players age 14 and under are eligible. All entries must be received by July 3, 2009.

The National Spit Tobacco Education Program will award the winner with a paid trip for two for one night, including airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transportation to the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. (Please note: The World Series begins August 21, 2009 and concludes August 30, 2009. The winner must be able to travel during this period.)

The winner will receive a prize valued up to $500 and the winner’s Little League will receive $500 from the National Spit Tobacco Education Program.

For the official 2009 Slogan Contest rules and entry form, click on the following link:


Oral Health Americas National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) was founded in 1994 as an effort to educate the baseball family and the American public about the dangers of smokeless or spit tobacco, and break the long-standing link between this potentially deadly drug and Americas pastime. Each year, 10 to 16 million Americans put their health at risk by using smokeless tobacco products.

The National Spit Tobacco Education Programs mission is to prevent people, especially children and young adults, from starting to use spit tobacco, and to help all users quit.

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