School Anti-Smoking Program

Every day in the U.S., 3,200 people younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Tobacco and nicotine use is primarily initiated during adolescence, with 2,100 occasional smokers becoming regular smokers. In 2012, 23% of high school students and 7% of middle school students used tobacco and nicotine products. If teens can be kept tobacco and nicotine-free throughout this critical time, they will likely remain tobacco and nicotine-free for the rest of their lives.

Breathe Pennsylvania’s School Anti-Smoking Program is designed for school staff as part of a comprehensive approach to tobacco and nicotine prevention education. We address all aspects of tobacco and nicotine use, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookah, cigars, and pipes.

How can Breathe Pennsylvania’s School Anti-Smoking Program help you?

We present information to school staff about tobacco and nicotine use, with an emphasis on lung disease prevention. Whether your district has an emerging problem or would like to implement a prevention program, there are a number of ways Breathe Pennsylvania can help you.


For more information about the School Anti-Smoking Program, contact:

Rebecca Kishlock, BA, CTTS
Director of Tobacco Cessation and Education Programs

Or visit our Contact page.



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