Project TNT: Towards No Tobacco Use

 
9781560715733: Project TNT: Towards No Tobacco Use

This evidence-based program for youth in grades 5-9 is proven to prevent teen tobacco use. It was named a Model Program by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and an Exemplary Program by the U.S. Department of Education. TNT features the latest updates on the epidemiology of tobacco-related diseases, prevalence of smoking and other tobacco use among youth and risk factors related to tobacco use. It also provides an evidence-based, comprehensive 10-day curriculum proven effective in helping young teens say no to smoking and other tobacco use. In addition, TNT prevents teen tobacco use by changing preconceptions about tobacco and by teaching decision-making, refusal and communication skills. And it offers a variety of student activities. Researchers tracked more than 6,000 middle-grade students from 48 junior high schools for 24 months. TNT: reduced initiation of cigarette use by 26%; reduced initiation of smokeless tobacco use by 30%; reduced regular use of cigarettes by 60%; and reduced regular use of smokeless tobacco by 100%. TNT has been recognized as an evidence-based program that works by these national organizations known as authorities on substance use prevention: *National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. 2007. Washington, DC: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. *Exemplary Programs. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Education. *Programs that Works (1997-2002). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. TNT includes a Teacher's Guide and 1 English Student Workbook.

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