LINDSIDE, WV (WVNS) — The Nation’s first Spit Tobacco Prevention Barn is turning 10.
To mark the 10th anniversary, the barn is getting a fresh coat of paint and will be rededicated. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 9, at 11 a.m. The ceremony is hosted by Community Connections, Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Network, the Monroe County Family Resource Network and its Substance Use/Tobacco Prevention Coalition.
The barn is located on Route 219 in Lindside, WV. It was originally dedicated in September 2009 and was recognized as the Nation’s First Spit Tobacco barn. It has been praised around the country for its efforts to promote a tobacco free, healthy lifestyle. It is also the inspiration for at least 15 other prevention barns throughout West Virginia and Kentucky.
The new paint scheme will feature the West Virginia Tobacco Quitline. The idea is to remind everyone to “Treat Yourself to Health.”
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony.