This category features information, tips, guides, and activities to help kids and teens learn about tobacco use, prevention, physical effects, health risks, and legal issues.
19 year old Sean Marsee's Tobacco Message
[ Mature Teens ] High school athlete Sean Marsee's experience with smokeless tobacco and snuff.
Adbusters Culture Jammers Headquarters
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Spoofs of ads, including some highly entertaining looks at cigarette advertising.
The Badvertising Institute
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Spoofs cigarette ads.
Educational Support Materials on Cancer
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Reports and slide presentations on tobacco industry youth prevention programs, kids and tobacco, and spit tobacco. In Word and PowerPoint format.
Effects of Anti- and Pro-smoking Advertising in Convenience Stores
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Research finds that point-of-purchase cigarette ads at convenience stores influence teen smoking.
How Smoking Affects The Way You Look
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] ASH-UK fact sheet covers how smoking affects the skin, body shape, and weight. [PDF]
In the Mix - Smoking: The Truth Unfiltered
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] PBS show shows smoking damage to your health right now and in the near future, not just 40 years down the line.
Kids Against Tobacco Smoke
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] UK site features facts about cancer, nicotine and the effect of smoke, firsthand and secondhand, a chance to join the Kids Against Tobacco Smoking campaign, and a message board for kids.
Maryland Teens Rejecting Abusive Smoking Habits (T.R.A.S.H.)
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Statewide initiative comprised of youth coalitions that have taken a stand against tobacco use. Offers a list of events and opportunities to become involved.
Memos Highlight Importance Of 'Younger Adult Smokers'
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Washington Post article summarizes what the tobacco industry says in its internal memos about getting kids to smoke.
Mind Over Matter - How Nicotine Affects the Brain
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] How nicotine acts on the brain, and why it's so addictive.
Passive Smoking (Living With A Smoker)
[ Kids ] Information about what it is, what is in the smoke, what can happen, and what to do about it.
Smokeless Tobacco
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] What it is, where it comes from, who chews, what it does to you, and quitting.
[ Kids ] Discusses why people start smoking, why they continue smoking, and good and bad news.
Smoking Stinks!
[ Kids ] Learn what smoking does to the body, why it's bad, and what to do if a friend smokes.
Smoking: Don't Let It Steer You Wrong: Facts for Teens
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] What's in cigarettes, addiction, spit tobacco, reasons to quit, how to make quitting easier, and nicotine gum and patches.
The Surgeon General's Report for Kids About Smoking
[ Kids ] Provides basic facts about tobacco and smoking. Also includes a look at what kids are doing from coast to coast to promote a smoke-free environment.
Teens Take on Big Tobacco
[ Mature Teens ] In April 2003, 200 teens went to the "belly of the beast" to confront the CEO of tobacco giant Philip Morris; this is what happened, and how you can be a part of it in 2004.
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information on cigarettes, smoking, other tobacco products. HTML and Flash sections.
They're Rich, You're Dead
[ Mature Teens ] University of Miami School of Medicine's Tobacco Awareness Program for Community Youth. "We want you to see what we see in our hospital patients every day from the use of tobacco". Uses RealPlayer for video.
Tobacco Explained: Marketing to Youth
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Heavily documented from the tobacco industry's own internal memos, reports on how the industry promotes cigarettes and smoking to youth. [PDF]
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Anti-smoking group offers a tobacco prevention message for grades 6-12, educational videos, quit smoking tips, anti-tobacco motivational speakers, and related resources.
The World's Fastest Clown: Kids Corner
[ Kids ] Learn about the dangers of tobacco. Includes games, puzzles, coloring pages, and posters. [Requires Shockwave]
Young Smokers Risk Greater Genetic Damage
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Brief article discusses the increased risk to teens who smoke. Includes changes to genetic material, damage to all smokers and cancer causing chemicals.

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