Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The lesson plan teaches children about the short-term effects of tobacco use, the cost of using tobacco products, and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth. The program, owned and operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians, is available free to schools.
To bring Tar Wars to your school or community, here are some suggestions:
- Contact your Tar Wars state coordinator or AAFP Tar Wars office
- Request a presentation
- Recruit a presenter (family physician, medical student, school nurse, or other community leader)
- Contact your local school (4th & 5th grade teachers, school nurse, principal, or PTO/PTA)
- Download the Tar Wars Program Guide