The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties working

The Tobacco-Free Coalition of Choctaw, Montgomery, and Webster Counties is at work in your community. Keetha Mosley of Winona is the new Project Director. Mosley has a background in communications, including award-winning public relations work for the Humphreys County Memorial Hospital.

A Mississippi native, Mosley and her husband, Jeffrey, and their son, Tillman, live in Winona.

“I’m enjoying meeting so many people from all over the three counties. It really is heartening connecting with others over shared concerns about a healthy community,” says Mosley. “We have a lot of concerned and energetic people who want to get involved.”

As Project Director, Mosley helps spearhead efforts, working with the Mississippi State Department of Health, to educate people of all ages about the harmful effects of tobacco use, provide resources and information for smoking cessation, and more to help promote a healthy lifestyle.

Helping educate youth and children is an important component. “We have materials available for classroom use for all ages, from kindergarten through high school. Teachers, coaches, guidance counselors can use these materials to teach kids and teens about the harmful effects of tobacco use,” says Mosley.

The Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition is a resource for communities. I’m happy to give presentations to groups of all ages, and to give out educational materials so we can all stay strong and healthy,” said Mosley.

A coalition of community members will be forming soon; this group will meet once a quarter to share ideas and help further education and awareness. If you are passionate about reducing the number of tobacco-related diseases and death and want to be a part, you can contact Mosley at 662-283-9838 or kmosley@mscec.org to learn more.