Port Townsend High School students (left to right): Abbey Noeldechen, Amber Garner, Ashely Goodrich, and Brittani Mellard are the 2012 peer educators for Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU). This group offered tobacco prevention presentations to all the 4th grade and 8th grade science classrooms in Blue Heron Middle school.
These dedicated peer educators have organized TATU presentations for their PTHS senior projects.
"Any effort to decrease future smoking levels among high school students or adults needs to include a focus on reducing experimentation and regular smoking among teenagers and even pre-teens, as well. Delaying the age when kids first experiment with cigarettes reduces risk that they become regular smokers and increase their chance of successfully quitting if they do begin regular smoking" Tobacco Free Kids
Washington State Quit Line
The quit line helps Washington residents quit using tobacco by addressing the mental and physical aspects of tobacco addiction. The quit line provides you tailored telephone-based support, self-help material, and medications (when appropriate). Specially trained Quit Coaches work one-on-one with you to help you identify barriers to quitting, overcome urges and create a quit plan.
The EX Plan
The EX Plan is a free quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes.
BecomeAnEX.org is a project of National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation.