“I Am Not a Target” Selfie Campaign | Coppin State University

“I Am Not a Target” Selfie Campaign

  • Date: April 26th, 2021 - April 30th, 2021
  • Every day
  • Location: Online
  • Cost: Free

Post your selfie and support the campaign for a smoke-free campus.

It’s no accident that nearly 9 in 10 Black smokers use menthol cigarettes, which are easier to smoke and harder to quit. The tobacco industry strategically and aggressively targeted the community with menthol cigarettes for decades, including placing more advertising in predominantly black neighborhoods and in publications that are popular with black audiences, as well as appropriating culture in marketing, including sponsoring events such as jazz and hip-hop festivals.

Don’t CÀV-IN recognize that tobacco is a racial justice issue and racism is a public health issue. The goal of this campaign is to send a message to tobacco industries that profile Black Americans and vulnerable populations, that we are committed to creating a smoke free environment and that the students, faculty and staff of CSU will not be a target.

Support our mission and place your picture in the frame.

Download the Selfie Frame

Use the hashtags: #dontcavin #coppinstateuniversity #truthinitiative #hbcu

Download the “I Am Not a Target” Selfie Frame

For information, contact Dr. Yolanda Savoy at ysavoy@coppin.edu.



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