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Welcome to the Healthy School Team Webpage!

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: 

Increase the school population’s awareness of the dangers of using tobacco 

OUR GOALS

Provide information and resources to aid those who want to stop using tobacco

Provide information and resources regarding the negative, health effects of tobacco 

 

 

       

Take the Pledge.  Get Support.  Join Others!

http://www.smokefree.gov/

http://health.state.tn.us/tobaccoquitline.htm

For Families (free car magnet or backpack pin)

http://www.realparentsrealanswers.com/resources/pledge-program-tobacco-free-me/   

Text your "I Quit"

   http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt/default.aspx

    Military http://www.ucanquit2.org/train2quit.aspx

                   QuitGuideApp http://www.smokefree.gov/apps/                       

Why should I quit?  What are the benefits?

Health Benefits 20 minutes After Quitting:

 

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/quit-smoking-timeline#9          

http://whyquit.com/                                                  

http://www.gwu.edu/quitsmoking/health.html

http://quitsmoking.about.com/cs/afterquitting/a/quitting20minut.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2004/posters/20mins/index.htm                                                                      

Know Some of the Related Diseases

http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/symptoms-stages-lung-cancer

http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/guide-to-quitting-smoking-why-quit

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/smoking-cessation/why-should-i-quit-smoking.htm

 http://lungcancer.about.com/od/causesoflungcance1/a/effectsofsmoking.htm

How much money will I save?   Tobacco Savings Calculator:

http://smoking-cessation.org/smoking_cessation_nicotine_addiction.asp

http://www.tobacco-facts.info/cost_to_society.htm

http://www.cigarettesflavours.com/tobacco-industry/7-pack-of-cigarettes-costs-society

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    Big Tobacco Industries Lie! They ARE targeting YOU!   

Are you a replacement smoker?

http://www.cigarettesflavours.com/tobacco-marketing-strategies/

http://www.tobacco-facts.info/tobacco_documents.htm

http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/bw.html

 http://www.tobacco.org/quotes.php

 http://no-smoke.org/document.php?id=284

 http://www.tobacco.org/resources/documents/secretdocuments.html

 http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/big-tobacco-surveillance-quotes

 http://www.no-smoke.org/getthefacts.php?id=65

 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/12/canada-tobacco-idUKL2E8EC5MP20120312

 http://www.breathing.com/you-are-the-target.htm

 http://tobaccodocuments.org/

 

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Be Supportive! Send an E-Card to Someone Who Has Pledged to Quit.

 http://www2c.cdc.gov/ecards/message/message.asp?cardid=82&category=201

 http://www2c.cdc.gov/ecards/index.asp?category=201

http://www.cancer.org/Involved/E-cards/index

 

 

    Nicotine is Addictive!

 

 

 

Myth #1: "If tobacco products were harmful, companies wouldn't be allowed to make or sell them."  

Learn how quickly nicotine's effect can make you an addict.        

http://www.health.com/health/condition-article/0,,20210696,00.html

http://www.quityoursmokingaddiction.com/why_is_smoking_so_addictive.php

http://www.acsh.org/healthissues/newsid.644/healthissue_detail.asp

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/tobac-tabac/quit-cesser/now-maintenant/road-voie/addictive-dependance-eng.php

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK11741/

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/287555-

20 minutes After Quitting

http://smoking-cessation.org/content/twentyminutesafter.asp

 

 

 

Myth #2: "Secondhand Smoke doesn't affect the people in my car if I roll down the window."  

Learn just how dangerous secondhand smoke is.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/ETS

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/secondhandsmoke.html

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke/

http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/effects-of-secondhand-smoke

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/TobaccoCancer/secondhand-smoke

http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/healtheffects.html

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/health_effects/

 

 

 

 

 

Myth #3: Chewing tobacco is safer than cigarettes."

Get the facts about the dangers of chewing tobacco.

http://www.quit-smoking-central.com/chewing-tobacco-pictures.html

http://smoking.ygoy.com/2010/09/26/chewing-tobacco-effects/

http://www.notosmoke.com/herbal-smoking-articles/effects-of-tobacco.htm

http://www.killthecan.org/robs/side_effects.asp

http://teens.webmd.com/features/smokeless-tobacco

http://ic.steadyhealth.com/chewing_tobacco_side_effects.html

https://www.cancercenter.com/after-care-services/chewing.cfm

http://www.chewingtobacco.com/Chewing-Tobacco-Effects.html

 

Myth #5:  "Tobacco products aren't harmful to the environment."

Learn how tobacco products pollute and damage the earth.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/12481.php

http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/cigarette-butts-one-huge-problem-two-solutions.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/01596/environment.html

http://brooke-cromar.suite101.com/toxic-litter-butts-a212294

http://nostinkybutts.com/

http://www.preventcigarettelitter.org/

http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/cigaretteingredients/a/ciglitter.htmp 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697937/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21504921d

http://www.livestrong.com/article/175352-how-smoking-causes-pollution/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6312-cigarettes-more-polluting-than-diesel-exhaust.html

Tobacco is a Pollutant!

 

                                      

 


 

Myth #6:  "Tobacco products only contain nicotine and tobacco."

Read about the over 400 chemicals added to tobacco products.

http://www.curezone.com/art/read.asp?ID=4&db=12&C0=1

http://quitsmoking.about.com/cs/nicotineinhaler/a/cigingredients.htm

http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/chemicalsinsmoke/a/chemicalshub.htm

http://www.livestrong.com/article/154076-which-toxins-are-found-in-cigarette-smoke/

 

Watch the Video of a Previous Smoker:

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2012_03_15_cdc

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

                                             

Puckering Up to Poison?

 

Myth #7:Tobacco use affects males and females in the same way.

Know the facts.  Tobacco use affects females differently than males.

http://women.smokefree.gov/Default.aspx

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/women-and-tobacco-use.html

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2001/index.htm

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/what_we_do/industry_watch/womens_report

 

Watch the Video of a Previous Smoker and Hear Her Message  http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2012_03_15_cdc

 

Be Part of a Summer Quit Program:

http://women.smokefree.gov/women_who_quit.aspx                                                                                                                            

 

  

 

                                          Be a Leader! Make a Difference!

 http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/actionguide/tips-how-talk-friends-and-family-about-their-smoking-habit