The built project was funded by the California’s Tobacco Tax Fund (Proposition 99) from 1999-2007, and in that time, developed numerous resources about cessation and prevention of tobacco use by construction and blue collar workers.  Many of these materials are still available in hard copy through the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC):  (search for “union”).

We are pleased to have received funding from Pfizer to update the website and select materials.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.


March, 2005, Website of the Month - Learn about chew from the experts.

Construction workers are tough, independent, hard-working individuals. In many ways they resemble that American icon the cowboy. Unfortunately one of the things construction workers and cowboys have in common is the use of chewing tobacco.

Here in the West the image of the cowboy, with the can of chew in a pocket, casts a long shadow. What better place to learn about quitting spit tobacco than Wyoming, a state where the football team is called the Cowboys and 17% of adult men use chewing tobacco. At the Wyoming State Department of Health provides tools for encouraging people to quit. From excellent newsletters to important links, this website does a good job tackling the problem of chew.

Through With Chew Week was February 13 - 19, but it's never too late to quit. The Great American Spit Out was February 17th, but the tools to quit can be used every day. With the theme "Save Your Face," the people in Wyoming confront the problem of chewing tobacco head on.