Ideas for Schools and Colleges

Great American Smokeout
[Schools and Colleges]   Workplace   Media Resources   Advocacy

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.

Additional Resources

Download Great American Smokeout resources for schools

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