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
Preparing for Your Presentation
Tar Wars in the Doctor's Office(2 page PDF)
Use this fun and informational word search activity to educate students and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Tar Wars Program Guide(www.tarwars.org)
Use any of the 14 activities in the guide, or create your own. Find tips and a quick guide for presenters on pages three and four.
Information for Parents(1 page PDF)
A handout about the Tar Wars presentation for children to take home and share with their parents.
Tar Wars Presentation(37 page PPT)
Use these PowerPoint slides for your presentation.
Spanish Language Resources
Tar Wars in the Doctor's Office (Spanish)(2 page PDF)
Use this fun and informational word search activity to educate your Spanish speaking students and their families about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
After Your Presentation
Feedback Form for Presenters
Please complete this quick, easy online questionnaire to provide feedback about your experience as a presenter.