Ideas for Schools and Colleges
Research and write stories for the school newspaper about the social and health consequences of smoking.
Hold a contest for the best stop-smoking creation: a poster, essay, song, debate, radio or TV commercial, home video, editorial, poetry, slogan, banner, cartoon, joke, comedy routine, or not-smoking pledge. Ask the school newspaper to cover tobacco issues, including health effects, cost of using tobacco, social ramifications (it stinks), and the marketing practices of the tobacco industry.
Produce a show for younger students in your community. Older students learn from writing and producing a show while the younger kids learn from people they admire.
Encourage students to adopt their parents or loved ones who smoke. Students can promise to provide moral support and keep a watchful eye on their charges that are trying to quit as part of the Great American Smokeout.
We encourage you to download lesson plans and other resources from these sites:
American Cancer Society Health For Success Web Site
American Cancer Society School Health Web Site