The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is based on NCPC member Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher’s (Professor and Principal Investigator of this project at Stanford University) research on adolescent tobacco use, risk perceptions, and decision-making, which shows that adolescents’ perceptions of risks, benefits, and social norms predict tobacco use.
The ultimate goals of the Toolkit are:
- For students to understand basic information about tobacco products, including e-cigarettes/vape pens, and the harm they cause
- For students to gain awareness of strategies manufacturers of tobacco, including e-cigarettes/vape pens, employ to increase use among adolescents through deceptive and creative marketing strategies
- For students to gain skills to refuse experimentation and use of tobacco
- For school teachers and administrators to be able to develop and set new school policies
Click the logo for more information and the link to the Tobacco Toolkit homepage.