Presentation on theme: "Ridding Prairie of Chewing Tobacco Use in Teens"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ridding Prairie of Chewing Tobacco Use in Teens Through With ChewRidding Prairie of Chewing Tobacco Use in Teens
2 How Can You Tell? Users will have a bulge in their lip. Users will have a “spitter” i.e., a bottle, milk carton, or other container.Users may be conversing about it or sharing with peers.Back pocket has a can of chew.Possession, even if 18, is against the district policy
3 Consequences of Chewing Chewing tobacco can cause cancer.Chewing tobacco can cause mouth sores.Chewing tobacco is addictive.Chewing tobacco can cause receding gums and bone loss in teeth.Chewing tobacco stains teeth and causes bad breath.
4 CancerChewing tobacco alone can cause cancer in the mouth, throat, and stomach.Oral cancer is the quickest spreading of all cancers.
5 Deciphering Codes of Chew Users at the teenage level may use slang terms for chewing tobacco. Such as:DipSnuffChewChadSnarl“Load a Fat One”
6 Plan of Action Be Aware! Procedure: Report to security (Reports can be made anonymously)Administration/Security notifies parentsAttendance office contacts Prevention Education Department (Cindi Schroeder- Facilitator)Schedule Classes - Attendance office1st offense- 1hr tobacco education class2nd offense- 8 1hr tobacco education classes3rd offense- additional 8 1hr tobacco education classesClass meets every Monday from 2:15-3:15Each year students begin with a clean slate*Prairie High School follows BGSD policies and procedures
7 Goals Keep the students in class In some cases chewing can result in suspensionFurther punishment is left to administrationKeep the students in after school activitiesStudents cannot participate in after school activities the day they are in a tobacco education classKeep Prairie Tobacco Free by educating the staff on the signs and symptoms of tobacco use in class