ERIC Number: ED339981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Students Against Tobacco. A School Resource Guide.
Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin. Office of Smoking and Health.; Doctors Ought to Care, Houston, TX.; Texas Association of Future Homemakers of America.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Most smokers begin smoking as teenagers. The younger teenagers are when they start smoking, the more likely it is they will become heavy smokers, and the less likely that they will ever quit. This resource guide points out the problems of teenage smoking and provides action plans to combat using tobacco. Background information is presented about the problems associated with tobacco. Four anti-tobacco activities are then described. The first activity, advertising the truth about tobacco, provides guidelines for developing an anti-tobacco advertising campaign. The next activity, creating a tobacco-free school, provides policy guidelines and a sample speech to either school board members or school administrators. The third activity, eliminating youth access to cigarettes, focuses on the control of cigarette sales from vending machines. Suggestions for action and soliciting support are included. The fourth activity, reducing visual pollution, provides suggestions for restricting outdoor tobacco advertising in the form of billboards. Steps for action, a sample billboard survey form, and recommended provisions of a model ordinance which allows some billboards are included. A publicity section provides suggestions for improving chances of getting free publicity. Included in this section are information and a sample format for writing press releases. A resource section includes sample petitions and an activity for demonstrating the immediate effects of smoking a single cigarette. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Cancer Council.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin. Office of Smoking and Health.; Doctors Ought to Care, Houston, TX.; Texas Association of Future Homemakers of America.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.