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Through With Chew Ridding Prairie of Chewing Tobacco Use in Teens.

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1 Through With Chew Ridding Prairie of Chewing Tobacco Use in Teens

2 Users will have a bulge in their lip.Users will have a bulge in their lip. Users will have a spitter i.e., a bottle, milk carton, or other container.Users will have a spitter i.e., a bottle, milk carton, or other container. Users may be conversing about it or sharing with peers.Users may be conversing about it or sharing with peers. Back pocket has a can of chew.Back pocket has a can of chew. Possession, even if 18, is against the district policyPossession, even if 18, is against the district policy How Can You Tell?

3 Chewing tobacco can cause cancer.Chewing tobacco can cause cancer. Chewing tobacco can cause mouth sores.Chewing tobacco can cause mouth sores. Chewing tobacco is addictive.Chewing tobacco is addictive. Chewing tobacco can cause receding gums and bone loss in teeth.Chewing tobacco can cause receding gums and bone loss in teeth. Chewing tobacco stains teeth and causes bad breath.Chewing tobacco stains teeth and causes bad breath. Consequences of Chewing

4 Chewing tobacco alone can cause cancer in the mouth, throat, and stomach.Chewing tobacco alone can cause cancer in the mouth, throat, and stomach. Oral cancer is the quickest spreading of all cancers.Oral cancer is the quickest spreading of all cancers. Cancer

5 Users at the teenage level may use slang terms for chewing tobacco. Such as:Users at the teenage level may use slang terms for chewing tobacco. Such as: –Dip –Snuff –Chew –Chad –Snarl –Load a Fat One Deciphering Codes of Chew

6 Plan of Action Be Aware! Procedure: 1.Report to security (Reports can be made anonymously) 2.Administration/Security notifies parents 3.Attendance office contacts Prevention Education Department (Cindi Schroeder- Facilitator) 4.Schedule Classes - Attendance office 1st offense- 1hr tobacco education class 2nd offense- 8 1hr tobacco education classes 3rd offense- additional 8 1hr tobacco education classes Class meets every Monday from 2:15-3:15 Each year students begin with a clean slate *Prairie High School follows BGSD policies and procedures

7 Goals 1.Keep the students in class –In some cases chewing can result in suspension –Further punishment is left to administration 2.Keep the students in after school activities –Students cannot participate in after school activities the day they are in a tobacco education class 3.Keep Prairie Tobacco Free by educating the staff on the signs and symptoms of tobacco use in class


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