You can make a difference in the health of your community by educating as many children as possible about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students, school nurses and nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other health care providers, dental hygienists, health education professionals, community leaders, and even parents can present Tar Wars. You don't need special training or a specific background to get involved. Your volunteer efforts and enthusiasm are key elements in the success of the program.
"I have been a presenter for 12 years and intend to continue presenting Tar Wars to students. It has been a lot of fun. Tar Wars is a program that I believe can and has made a difference in our school children who have attended the presentation."
— Deborah F. Miller, MD, FAAFP
Use any of the 11 classroom activities in the guide, or create your own. Find tips and a quick guide for presenters on pages three and four.
Learn about the Tar Wars program, who can present, how long presentations take, and how to fit a presentation into your busy schedule.
Use this fun and informational word search activity to educate students and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
A handout about the Tar Wars presentation for children to take home and share with their parents.
Use these PowerPoint slides as a preparation tool, and/or as a template to help you develop your own presentation.
A series of visual, hands-on science-based activities that can be used to follow-up the Tar Wars presentation and reinforce the dangers of tobacco use.
Share information about the dangers of secondhand smoke, including statistics and health consequences.
Use this fun and informational word search activity to educate your Spanish speaking students and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Tobacco education flash cards in Spanish.
Tobacco education experiments and activities in Spanish.
A handout for kids to take home to their parents in Spanish.
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