Congratulations to Pemberton Township students Matthew Bently and Rosemary DiTaranto who were selected as two of the four Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest winners! They beat out over 200 other students from all over Burlington County - great job!
The poster contest was sponsored by Prevention Plus of Burlington County, Burlington County Health Department, Burlington County Coalition for Healthy Communities & Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
The Pemberton Township Alliance Group, better known as TAG, is part of a county-wide program designed to organize and coordinate community efforts to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol use in Pemberton Township. TAG was established February 21, 1991 by a resolution of the Pemberton Township Council and is funded by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the Burlington County Office of Human Services.
TAG sponsors several programs in the community, including a "Community Outreach" program that is designed to encourage community involvement and "Family Opportunities" that promote family unit, teamwork and social skills. In addition, TAG also provides funding for drug and alcohol training & education, prevention programs and alternate activities for Pemberton Township students.
TAG is a volunteer organization that relies on community input and support. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering or sharing your ideas.
2013 Meeting Dates:
Meetings will be held quarterly. All meetings will be held at the Country Lakes Clubhouse (69 Tensaw Drive, Browns Mills):
Monday, August 5th / 6:00pm
Monday, November 4th / 6:00pm
Meetings are open to the public - all are encouraged to attend!
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Tobacco is the #1 preventable cause of death
Tobacco kills more people than all of the following causes of death combined: car crashes, AIDS, suicide, homicide, illicit drug use, alcohol
Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds. Hundred are toxic and at least 69 cause cancer. These chemicals and compounds include: Acetone (nail polish remover), Butane (lighter fluid), Cadmium (rechargeable batteries), Toluene (industrial solvent), Methanol (rocket fuel), Formaldehyde (tissue preservative), Ammonia (toilet bowl cleaner), Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison).
Each day more than 4,000 kids try smoking for the first time and an additional 1,000 other kids become regular daily smokers.
CDC, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, SAMHSA