Student Assistance Programs
TFA collaborates with Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) of WPIC, UPMC to provide consultation and technical assistance to schools as they address the state requirements for preventing tobacco use. Utilizing the existing Student Assistance Programs (SAP) in schools, the AMS staff facilities the incorporation of tobacco issues into existing policies and procedures.
This effort assists schools to implement 100% tobacco free school policies that includes increased support for intervention and cessation services for youth who use tobacco products. AMS staff is available to work intensively with schools on an individual coaching basis. AMS staff can provide on-site training and technical assistance for SAP personnel as they revise school policies and procedures, and revise SAP protocols around tobacco use.
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CDC Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction
These guidelines summarize school-based strategies most likely to be effective in preventing tobacco use among youth. They were developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from 29 national, federal, and voluntary agencies and with other leading authorities in the field of tobacco-use prevention to help school personnel implement effective tobacco-use prevention programs.
E-cigarettes are very popular with youth, and their use is growing dramatically. Today, more high school students use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes is higher among high school students than adults. Our free toolkit can help you to implement educational programming regarding e-cigarettes for faculty, students, and staff. Click here to learn more.
My Life, My Quit
My Life, My Quit is an enhanced tobacco and vaping cessation program for teens under age 18 who want to stop using tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes like JUUL. It’s free, confidential, and just for teens. For more information, click here.
Pennsylvania’s 100% Tobacco Free Schools Toolkit
Tobacco Free Allegheny along with our partner Addiction Medicine Services has 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 an 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.
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