Tobacco Prevention Program
As part of the prevention programming in Allegheny County, Tobacco Free Allegheny supports programs that use evidenced-based curricula to educate students about tobacco including not only the health consequences of smoking, but also techniques for avoiding peer pressure to take up the habit. In addition to classroom education, school programming also includes working through Student Assistance Programs to help students who do smoke to quit. Activities in schools can include teacher training, parent education and advocacy efforts to encourage districts to implement comprehensive tobacco free policies.
Pennsylvania's 100% Tobacco Free Schools Toolkit
Tobacco Free Allegheny along with our partner Addiction Medicine Services have developed the Pennsylvania 100% Tobacco Free Schools Toolkit to provide the most recent research about teens and tobacco including evidence-based prevention curricula; strategies to help teens quit tobacco; and specific information tailored for parents, schools and teens.
This comprehensive toolkit includes tools, templates and information on implementing effective policies and procedures to promote tobacco free schools. Whether you are new to tobacco programming, or are and expert, this toolkit will save you time and effort. If you are just beginning to craft your response to nicotine or are refining your approach, the toolkit allows you to work with sections that are important to your current need.