The web site “...was designed as an online resource where area teens can come if they have a desire to quit smoking or already have quite smoking”, says Erin Mullins, the county’s Not-On-Tobacco program director.  The state-of -the-art site was developed by a Loves Park-based marketing communications firm known as Blair, Inc., and made possible by a $150, 000 Youth Smoking Cessation Intervention Grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The web site’s emphasis is clearly on smoking cessation and prevention and contains a wealth of educational materials, practical “how to” tips, as well as, facts and consequences of tobacco use.

For more information about the TEENz247 web site, please dial 962-5092 extension 446.