Illinois Coalition Against
Tobacco praises hard-hitting CDC ads showing painful effects of
tobacco use. Read more.
IAFP is a steering committee member of ICAT.
REMINDER: Posters for the
Illinois Poster contest are due to IAFP by April 17th
2010 Illinois Youth Survey shows Will Co.
youth smoking rates are well below state average.
Tar Wars credited for 6th and 8th grade
smoking rates that are half of Illinois average. Read
National Tar Wars Poster Winner donates prize
money back to school and the RI Tar Wars program Read
more from AAFP News Now
Tar Wars National Results
- Congratulations to our state poster contest winner, Maddie Noyes,
for taking 6th place at the National Poster Contest.
Read about her DC experience.
Visit Smoke Free Illinois' website http://www.smokefreeillinois.org/
2011 State Poster Contest Winner -
click here and photos
FDA regulations change the look
of tobacco magazine ads! Here are several examples you can use
in Tar Wars presentations.
Chicago Dept. of Public Health fact sheet on
e-cigarettes. Click here
2010 Poster contest
to the AAFP Tar Wars website.
For National information about the program.
8/3/09 – Illinois Tar Wars
poster contest winner takes 7th place at National Tar Wars
poster contest Courtney Monier from Le Roy spent a fantastic four
days in DC, including a meeting with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
Illinois poster takes 7th
place in national Tar Wars Poster Contest
click here to read more
LeRoy student wins TarWars
poster contest - click here to
read more. Click here to view
Links to smoking cessation
1. Illinois FREE Tobacco Quitline - 1-866-QUIT-YES
Link to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline resources, including provider
referral forms for your patients. http://www.lungil.org/tobacco/quit.cfm
AAFP offers Tobacco Cessation resources for patients online. Go to www.askandact.org.
study shows effectiveness of Tar Wars Program - read
Study -- Cigarette ads and smoking in movies and television is
linked to increased youth smoking rates. See the
press release from the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids at: http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/Script/DisplayPressRelease.php3?Display=957
Put down those flashy brochures!!
Phillip Morris and other tobacco companies try to promote
"help" for parents, schools and doctors. Learn why these
programs DON'T WORK click here
to read article. Where to find programs that WORK. Click
here to read an article with helpful tips.
you rack up the frequent flyer miles traveling to AAFP meetings, CME
conferences or visiting friends and family?
click here to see
how you can help a poster contest winner.