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'REAL PARENTS. REAL ANSWERS.' OFFERS YOUTH GROUPS THE TOOLS TO PLEDGE TO STAY TOBACCO-FREE

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by NYMetroParents Staff February 1, 2013

Related: tobacco-free children, pledge to be tobacco-free, dangers of smoking, youth smoking prevention,


"Real Parents. Real Answers." now has a tool kit available to youth groups for children to take the pledge to be tobacco-free. The kits help facilitate discussions on the dangers of smoking and how to prevent youth from starting the bad habit.

tobacco-free pledge kit“Real Parents. Real Answers.”, a youth smoking prevention program, is now offering “Tobacco-Free Me Pledge Kits” to youth group leaders who would like their group’s members to affirm their no-smoking commitment together. The kits became available Jan. 25 and can be ordered on RealParentsRealAnswers.com. The kits are available for purchase at $5.99 per kit—a nominal amount that simply covers the cost of printing and shipping.

For years, RPRA has offered an online program where young people could pledge not to smoke. The “Tobacco-Free Me Pledge Kit” is an extension of the online program and allows groups to pledge to stay smoke-free as a collective. The resource was designed to be an educational and inexpensive resource for classrooms, church youth groups, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, or any other children or pre-teen groups. The kits include a poster that all the children can sign once they have taken the pledge, 18 “I pledge to be Tobacco-Free” stickers, and an instructor’s guide that will lead facilitators through a 45-minute lesson. Additional sticker sheets can be ordered for $2 per sheet.

“These kits are a great way for parents to open a dialogue about not smoking, as well as the dangers of starting the habit,” said Dr. Michael Popkin, noted parenting expert and longtime spokesperson for “Real Parents. Real Answers.” “They are a unique resource for youth groups to utilize, in that the kit will further unite the pledgees of the group in their commitment to not smoke.”

For more information about youth smoking prevention, visit realparentsrealanswers.com. Parents can also engage in the program on Facebook by liking “Real Parents. Real Answers.” at facebook.com/realparentsrealanswers.


Also see:

How Worried Should I Be About Secondhand Smoke?

How to Quit Smoking and Why It's Important

Tips to Help a Smoker Quit

 


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