FREE Tobacco Prevention Programsfor Johnson County Students
First Grade: YOUNG LUNGS (30 minutes)
"Young Lungs" is the interactive story of Duke and Daisy, a pair of Dalmatian puppies who learn how to say "no" to the harmful drug tobacco. Students eagerly participate with a puppet of their own.
Third Grade: SMOKEBUSTERS (One hour)
Respiratory therapists and the super-hero character "Super RT" present this lively, interactive, convocation-style program featuring skits, demonstrations and simulations. Third graders learn about the dangers of tobacco and how to say "No!"
Fourth and Fifth Grades: TAR WARS (One hour)
"Tar Wars" is an interactive presentation featuring activities designed to increase students' knowledge of the short-term effects of tobacco use, help them identify reasons why people use tobacco products and prompts them to think critically about being targeted by marketing tactics.
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a
school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade that builds
on students' resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and
autonomous problem solvers.
We have several speakers who can engage middle- and high-school students on topics including tobacco, spit tobacco, e-cigarettes (vaping, hookah), teen targeting by the tobacco industry, Big Tobacco lobbyists and policy. We can tailor the program to fit your audience.