Project Towards No Tobacco Use (TNT) a classroom-based curriculum designed to prevent or reduce tobacco use in youth aged 10 to 14 years (grades 5 through 9). The program is designed to counteract several different causes of tobacco use simultaneously, because tobacco use is determined by multiple causes. The program was developed for a universal audience, and it works well for a wide variety of youth who may have different risk factors influencing their tobacco use.
The theory underlying project TNT that youth will best be able to resist using tobacco products if they (1) are aware of misleading social information that facilitates tobacco use (e.g., pro-tobacco advertising, inflated estimates of the prevalence of tobacco use); (2) have skills that counteract the social pressures to achieve approval by using tobacco; and (3) appreciate the physical consequences that tobacco use may have on their own lives.
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