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2008 NSTEP Slogan Contest Encourages Awareness of the Hazards of Spit Tobacco

2008 NSTEP Slogan Contest Encourages Awareness of the Hazards of Spit Tobacco

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Oral Health America’s National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) and Little League International are pleased to announce the 2008 NSTEP Slogan Contest on the health consequences of using spit tobacco.

In 10 words or less, Little Leaguers should create an original slogan that effectively describes the hazards of spit tobacco use. All Little League Baseball and Softball players age 14 and under are eligible. All entries must be received by July 3, 2008.

The National Spit Tobacco Education Program will award the winner 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 15, 2008 and concludes August 24, 2008. The winner must be able to travel during this period.)

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

For the Official Slogan Contest Rules and contest form for 2008 click on the following link: http://www.littleleague.org/programs/nstep.asp

Oral Health America's 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 America's pastime. Each year, anywhere from 10 to 16 million Americans put their health at risk by using spit tobacco products.

The National Spit Tobacco Education Program's mission is to prevent people, especially young people, from starting to use spit tobacco, and to help all users quit. NSTEP is funded in part by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.