Resources

Take some time to explore the outstanding resources below. The information and materials provided will supplement your training and help you make the Spotlight on Smokeless curriculum effective in your classroom.

Spit It Out

Youth smokeless tobacco prevention campaign for kids 13-17.

Download in QuickTime format (2.67MB MOV)

Download in QuickTime format (2.23MB MOV)

If you need a different format for the Spit It Out TV spots, then plase e-mail info@smokelesseducation.org. If you need a DVD of either TV spot, then please contact your local Prevention Resource Center.
PRC Contact List

Radio Spots

Black Hairy Tongue (1.19MB MP3)
Pucker Up (1.15MB MP3)
Hey Big Dipper (1.19MB MP3)

The Spit It Out campaign’s overall goal is to prevent youth smokeless tobacco use among the teenage target audience (ages 13-17). Prevention is the key to ending the cycle of tobacco-related health issues.

The Spit It Out campaign challenges teens as they build their self-identities to think about how issues related to smokeless tobacco will fit into their value structure. The campaign sometimes uses humor, and sometimes even shock, but it always strives to force teens to think about the issue and the consequences. Additionally, it helps debunk a commonly held myth among teens that smokeless tobacco is not as harmful as cigarettes.

www.spititouttexas.org
Smokeless Tobacco Fact Sheet

Other Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Campaigns
DUCK

www.ducktexas.org
Youth tobacco prevention campaign for kids 9-12 yrs. old.

Worth It?

www.worthit.org
Youth tobacco prevention campaign for kids ages 13-17 yrs. old.

Share Air

www.shareair.org
The Share Air campaign began in 2005 with the goal of protecting the public from exposure to secondhand smoke. The campaign uses the fundamental premise that everyone has a right to breathe clean air.

Texas Tobacco Law

www.texastobaccolaw.org
Senate Bill 55 established the Texas Tobacco Law, which states that it is illegal for anyone under 18 to purchase, possess or use tobacco products. It is also illegal for anyone to sell or give tobacco products to someone who is under 18.

Yes You Can

www.yesquit.org
A tobacco cessation campaign that helps users from 25-40 yrs. old to quit smoking.

The Truth

www.thetruth.com

Smokeless Tobacco Cessation for young users

www.mylastdip.com
www.chewfree.com

Other Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Resources & DSHS Partners
Texas FFA

http://www.texasffa.org/

Texas Department of State Health Services Tobacco Prevention & Control

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tobacco/default.shtm

Center for Safe Communities and Schools

http://cscs.txstate.edu/cyi.htm

Texas Statewide Tobacco Education & Prevention (Texas STEP)

http://www.texas-step.org/

Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas

http://www.vatat.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/smokeless/smokeless_facts/index.htm

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/index.php

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Quitting_Smokeless_Tobacco.asp

American Lung Association

http://breathehealthy.org/index.php/protect/smoking-tobacco

American Heart Association

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4728

Prevention Resource Centers

http://www.tcada.state.tx.us/prc/index.shtml