Date: June 5, 2015
Public Health- Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street, Lewiston, ID 83501
Help the students in your school or community group become tobacco-free with the American Lung Association’s Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) program. This evidence based, medically sound smoking cessation program for teens – developed by researchers at West Virginia University – offers a supportive, structured environment that motivates lifelong behavior change. Extensive evaluation has proven that N-O-T helps many teens quit entirely. Even those who don’t quit, greatly reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, often the first step to quitting.
At the completion of day one of this training, you will be an American Lung Association certified facilitator.
The Need for Teen Tobacco Cessation:
- Nearly 90 percent of all smokers begin before the age of 18.
- Over 70 percent of high school students who are regular smokers have tried to quit.
- Many adolescents fail to understand the personal risk of smoking, including nicotine addiction. Over 70 percent of teens who smoked during high school were still smoking five years later.
- Schools are enacting tobacco-free policies, but face difficult enforcement issues. Smoking on school property continues to be a problem, and often results in punishment, instead of cessation assistance