THESE FREE TOBACCO PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR JOHNSON COUNTY STUDENTS.
First Grade: YOUNG LUNGS (30 minutes)
"Young Lungs" is the interactive story of Daisy and Duke, a pair of Dalmation 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-Fifth Grade: TAR WARS (One hour)
"Tars 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 marketing.
Tobacco Users Under 18: Tobacco Ecucation Group
(Two 3-hour sessions)
TEG (Tobacco Education Group) is an intensive, two-night series covering a variety of topics concerning the short and long-term effects of tobacco use. While typically used as a school or court referral program following a tobacco possession violation, parents and educators also may refer students.