Healthy School Team
"You're in the Zone!"
Welcome to the Healthy School Team Webpage!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
Increase the school population’s awareness of the dangers of using tobacco
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
For Families (free car magnet or backpack pin)
Text your "I Quit"
Why should I quit? What are the benefits?
Health Benefits 20 minutes After Quitting:
Know Some of the Related DiseasesKnow Some of the Related Diseases
How much money will I save? Tobacco Savings Calculator:http://smoking-cessation.org/smoking_cessation_nicotine_addiction.asp
Are you a replacement smoker?
Be Supportive! Send an E-Card to Someone Who Has Pledged to Quit.
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.
20 minutes After Quitting
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.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.
Myth #4: "When I'm pregnant and I smoke, it only affects me."
Read about the dangers of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy.
Myth #5: "Tobacco products aren't harmful to the environment."
Learn how tobacco products pollute and damage the earth.
Myth #6: "Tobacco products only contain nicotine and tobacco."
Read about the over 400 chemicals added to tobacco products.
Watch the Video of a Previous Smoker:
Myth #7:Tobacco use affects males and females in the same way.
Know the facts. Tobacco use affects females differently than males.
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