Red Ribbon WeekRed Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program reaching millions of Americans. By wearing red ribbons and participating in community anti-drug events, young people pledge to live a drug-free life. Tobacco is one of these drugs.
The Mississippi Tobacco Free Coalition of Grenada, Yalobusha, and Calhoun Counties work to reduce tobacco related disease and death by educating children, teens and adults about the dangers of tobacco, encouraging comuunities to implement smokefree ordinances, and promoting tobacco cessation services. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. The MTFCs in Mississippi work together to educate our citizens - both young and old - about the dangers of tobacco use.
Red Ribbon Week activities at all GSD schools offers parents an excellent opportunity to discuss drug abuse prevention with their students.