Tobacco Use

Most smokers begin smoking in adolescence. According to the CDC, nearly 9 out of 10 smokers first smoked by the age of 18. Additionally, electronic cigarette use is growing among teens and young adults.

Through a comprehensive TUPP program, Job Corps is poised to prevent smoking in students who do not yet smoke and to help smokers quit.

 

 


 

 

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Forms & Documents

Posters

  • Within 20 Minutes of Quitting
    This glossy-color poster features what happens within 20 minutes after smokers inhale that last cigarette to 15 years after quitting.
  • The Benefits of Quitting
    This bright-color poster displays the benefits of quitting compared to smokers.
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Web Resources

 

 Web Resources

 
  
  
DescriptionFilter
  
http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/ask-act.html
Provides quitline cards, patient education materials, and practice materials.
  
http://www.cancer.org/
Provides information on health issues, tips for quitting, and smoking legislation.
  
http://www.lung.org/
Provides information on a variety of smoking control and prevention programs targeted to specific groups.
  
http://betobaccofree.hhs.gov/index.html
Provides general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
  
http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
Provides information on public policy at the federal, state, and local levels; supports advocacy programs and events.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/tobacco/index.htm
Provides general information; data and statistics; science-based stragies; and national, state, and local programs.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/
For support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669); TTY 1-800-332-8615.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Provides information about preventing tobacco use among youth, smoking cessation, and environmental tobacco smoke.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/best_practices/
An evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use. The book identifies and describes the key elements for effective state tobacco control programs, including programs designed for communities, schools, and the entire state.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2001/pdfs/ws_toolkit.pdf
This printable toolkit includes suggestions and ideas in the form of presentations, programs, media outreach, and other activities.
  
https://nccd.cdc.gov/OSH_Pub_Catalog/SelectionDetails.aspx?p=F89E2x5vlN2J6O%2baNQ2cQ%2frTdzW0QobntARtxwaFsUU%3d
A 55-minute video divided into three separate parts to facilitate viewing and discussion.
  
https://nccd.cdc.gov/OSH_Pub_Catalog/SelectionDetails.aspx?p=F89E2x5vlN2J6O%2baNQ2cQ6tMa7qqZ3B9y1v%2brV6fPBA%3d
This closed-captioned 17-minute video, hosted by cover model, entrepreneur, and smoking cessation advocate Christy Turlington, explores some of the common myths about smoking and empowers women to become or stay smoke-free.
  
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/youth/information-sheet/index.htm
A handout for youth about tobacco use.
  
http://www.becomeanex.org/
Provides personalized quit plan, resource center, and links to other helpful programs.
  
http://www.ffsonline.org/
The American Lung Association's popular smoking cessation program is available free online.
  
http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/tobacco-addiction-nicotine
The site contains fact sheets and research reports on nicotine addiction.
  
http://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/
Provides additional information and support for those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. Offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
  
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/tobacco-nicotine-e-cigarettes
Provides drug facts, videos and games, and blog posts and more.
  
https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/tobacco-nicotine
Provides brief description, effects, statistic and trends, related publications and other resources.
  
http://oralhealthamerica.org/programs/nstep/
Provides facts about spit tobacco, information for healthcare professionals, community resources, and resource materials order form.
  
http://www.quitnet.com/
A free online smoking cessation support program. Users can create their own plan, ask questions of experts, get support from the QuitNet community, and learn from science-based quitting guides.
  
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Tips-for-Teens-The-Truth-About-Tobacco/PHD633
Provides facts and dispels myths about tobacco use, long- and short-term effects, physical and legal implications, and treatment information.
  
http://www.smokefree.gov/
Provides an online guide to quitting and telephone support/instant messaging with an expert.
  
http://www.smokingstinks-aaco.org/
An anti-smoking campaign developed by Anne Arundel County Health Department, Maryland; includes facts, quiz, game, and 'chamber of horrors.
  
https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit.html
Theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine.

 

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