4What happens to a person when he/she uses tobacco for a short time? Activity 1 Short-Term Effects of Tobacco UseWhat happens to a person when he/she uses tobacco for a short time?
5Activity 1 Short-Term Effects of Tobacco Use Bad breath/zoo breathYellow teeth and fingersSpit stains on clothes and shoesCoughing/hacking/hurling phlegmLess money to spend on other things
6Activity 2 Straw/Breathing Exercise Instruct students to hold their nose and stand and run in place while breathing through the straw. (Students with asthma should not participate.)Are you getting enough air into your lungs?Conclusion: When people smoke, they lose their ability to hold enough oxygen and have difficulty breathing, especially during exercise.
7Activity 3 Costs of Tobacco Use Use $5.00 as the average price of one pack of cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.How much does it cost to use tobacco for:One week?One month?One year?50 years?
8Activity 3 Costs of Tobacco Use One week (7 days) = $35.00One month (30 days) = $150.00One year (365 days) = $1,825.0050 years = $91,250What else could you buy with this money?
9List reasons people begin or continue using tobacco products. Activity 4 Reasons People Use TobaccoList reasons people begin or continue using tobacco products.
10Activity 4 Reasons People Use Tobacco ImageLose Weight/Be ThinPeer PressureNicotine Addiction/RelaxationLooking Older/Being Grown-Up or Like ParentsAdvertising
11What are tobacco ads selling? Activity 5 Tobacco and AdvertisingWhat are tobacco ads selling?
12Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Cool Image – guy appears to be strong, tough, in good shape
13Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Another Cool Image – hip hop artist
14Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Good Looks/ Glamour – girls appear to be young, pretty, well-dressed
15Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Low Tar/Light – cigarette filters appear to reduce risks or make smoking safer
16Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Hanging Out/ Dating – girls and boys don’t appear to be bothered by each others’ smoke
17Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Friends/ Popularity – “popular people” appear to all smoke and have many friends
18Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Flavored Cigarettes – made to appear good-tasting, cool, refreshing
19Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Tastes Good – tobacco products appear to be good-tasting, cool, refreshing
20Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What themes do ads use to make you believe using tobacco is not harmful?Do tobacco ads tell the truth?What do the ads tell you about the people who use this brand of tobacco?What groups of people do the ads target?
21Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What tobacco ads DON’T show:Ash traysLit cigarettesCigarette butts
22Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What tobacco ads DON’T show:Yellow teeth and fingersBad breath/zoo breathWrinkled skinSpit Juice
23Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What tobacco ads DON’T show:Breathing difficulties from smokingLung cancer
24Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What tobacco ads DON’T show:Burn holes in clothesSpit stains from chewing tobaccoNasty Containers of Spit Juice
25Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising What tobacco ads DON’T show:How tobacco REALLY tastes – hot, bitter, and will burn your mouth and lungs
26Activity 5 Tobacco and Advertising Tobacco and the MoviesThe major studios account for 90% of kids on-screen tobacco exposure.Smoking in movies is the most powerful pro-tobacco influence on children, accounting for 52% of adolescents who start smoking.“Movie smoking is the biggest media risk to young people.” (American Academy of Pediatrics)
27Activity 6 Poster Contest CriteriaCreative and original artwork and ideasClear and positive message about being tobacco-freeNo larger than 22” x 28”; no smaller than 8.5” x 11”No clip art, pictures from magazines, or copyrighted brand and product images
28Activity 6 Poster Contest CriteriaDeath themes and art displaying negative health consequences, cigarettes, ashtrays, coffins, people smoking, etc. are not considered positive messages and will not be accepted.A small no smoking symbol is acceptable.
29Activity 6 Poster Contest CriteriaComplete list of criteria available atDeadline is April 1, 2011 (For deadline in future years, please contact )
30Activity 6 Poster Contest 2010 First-Place Winner for MississippiAshton Curtis of Madison
31Activity 6 Poster Contest Awards/RecognitionMississippi winner receives an expense paid trip to compete in the National Poster Contest in Washington, DC in JulyNational winner receives a trip to Disney World or another vacation of his/her choice
32Activity 6 Poster Contest 2010 State Poster Contest Winners at Tar Wars National Conference
33Supplemental Activities Emerging productsFlavored tobacco products and the FDALight cigarettesTobacco warning labelsTobacco abroad trivia game
34Activity 7 Emerging products Camel sticks are twisted sticks Orbs are small pellets that resemble Tic TacsCamel sticks are twisted sticksCamel strips are film strips placed on the tongue and resemble Listerine breath stripsSnus is smokeless tobacco that comes in small teabag-like pouches that contain tobacco and other flavoringsProducts are flavored and packaged like candy to appeal to kidsSmokeless tobacco users have an 80% higher risk of developing oral cancer
35Oral CancerMichael Finkelstein and Gilbert Lilly, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Hardin MD, University of Iowa,
37Activity 9 Light Cigarettes Smokers choose “low-tar,” “mild,” “light,” or “ultra-light” cigarettesSmokers think these may be less harmful to their health than “regular” or “full- flavor” cigarettesTruth is that light cigarettes are just as dangerous to your health as regular cigarettes
40Tobacco Warning Labels - Hong Kong Activity 10Tobacco Warning Labels - Hong Kong
41Tobacco Warning Labels - United States Activity 10Tobacco Warning Labels - United StatesPresentFutureCaution: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health (1966)Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined that Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health (1970)SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy.SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Smoking By Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, And Low Birth Weight.
42Tobacco Abroad Trivia Quiz Activity 11Tobacco Abroad Trivia QuizHow many cigarettes are smoked around the world every day?4 billion2 million15 billion25 billionHow many people die from tobacco every year around the world?1 million500,0004,0005 million
43Tobacco Abroad Trivia Quiz Activity 11Tobacco Abroad Trivia QuizHow many men in the world currently smoke cigarettes?1 million1 billion9 million20 billionHow many women in the world currently smoke cigarettes?100 million5 billion2 million250 million
44Tobacco Abroad Trivia Quiz Activity 11Tobacco Abroad Trivia QuizWhich country manufactures the most cigarettes in the world?JapanChinaUnited StatesAustraliaAnswers can be found on page 28 of the Tar Wars Program Guide.
45Additional Information Secondhand or Environmental Tobacco Smoke29 states have passed smoke-free laws that cover restaurants and bars.Four other states have smoke-free laws that cover restaurants but exempt stand-alone bars.Hundreds of cities and counties across the country have also taken action.
46Additional Information Smokeless TobaccoSmokeless tobacco contains nitrosamines – proven and potent carcinogens.Users are much more likely to get oral lesions (60-78%), 80% risk of getting oral cancer, and four times more likely to get cavities and gum disease.Stains teethNOT a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes!
47National Video Contest Reinforces the Tar Wars messageEmphasizes the positive aspects of being tobacco-freeMay be introduced during classroom presentation but finished on student’s own timeConducted at the national level – new in 2011
48National Video Contest Creative and original ideasClear and positive message about being tobacco-free30 seconds to 3 minutes in lengthUse any video format (cell phone, video camera, etc.)Complete list of criteria, entry and upload information available atDEADLINE: May 19, 2011
49National Video Contest AwardsPrizes and awards for first-, second-, and third-place winnersRecognitionAll videos will receive recognition at the Tar Wars National ConferenceOpportunity to attend the Tar Wars National Conference in Washington, DC
50Contact InformationAAFP Tar Wars Staff800-TAR-WARS ( )
51Contact InformationState CoordinatorsThe deadline to submit posters to your state coordinator is April 1, (For future years, please contact the MAFP Foundation at )Please mail your posters to:Julie Humphreys MAFP Foundation 133 Executive Drive Suite E Madison, MS 39110
52View Winning Posters See winning posters from 2006 through 2010 at 2010 Second-Place Poster WinnerGianni Chiodo of Iowa2010 Third-Place Poster WinnerKrysti Maines of North Carolina
53Thank You for your participating in Tar Wars! Tar Wars is supported in part by a grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation