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Underage Tobacco Sale Laws Toolkit June 30, 2009

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The resources below have a few pieces that are also in Spanish to help communicate to your local community about the laws around selling tobacco to minors.  Reducing sales at the point of purchase is an effective way to shut down the flow of tobacco to minors.  Check out the files below!

Operation Storefront Explanation (Spanish)

Emerging Tobacco Products Brochure

Emerging Tobacco Products Powerpoint

Three Merchant Education Laws

Three Merchant Education Laws (Spanish)

Merchant Education Checklist


Newly Approved TFS Compliance Resources February 20, 2009

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After months of working with the Health and Wellness Trust Fund and the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch, Question Why has created some resources to help us improve the compliance of the 100% Tobacco Free Schools policy.  Download these items for use in your community today!

If you need more assistance with improving awareness and compliance of TFS in your county, you can also contact us for training.  Our adult and youth staff are more than happy to provide technical assistance and training.

TFS Brochure

TFS Surveillance Tools

Conversation for Cessation

Emerging Products Brochure February 2, 2009

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The tobacco industry is always coming up with new products to put out on the market.  These are very different from the forms of tobacco products we’ve seen.  It’s not just cigarettes and spit anymore.  To help teen tobacco prevention coordinators in the TRU movement stay informed of the latest product development, we’ve developed a brochure with a summary of information on a few emerging tobacco products.


Price and Initiation Resources Ready for 2009! January 5, 2009

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Grantees with action plans that ask you to increase awareness about the connection between the price of tobacco products and initiation/consumption of them can use the following resources for their youth groups.

Feel free to contact your Question Why Center if you need more guidance on how to use these resources.

5 TRU Phrases and Facts on Price and Initiation

Role Play Scenarios on Price and Initiation

Are You Smarter Than a TRU Teen? Game

Smarter Than Game Instructions

Read About Community Change Chronicles for CHES Credit December 3, 2008

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Health educators can receive CHES credit from the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) by reading an article about our Question Why program and the Community Change Chronicles in the January, 2009 issue of Health Promotion Practice. We hope this article will highlight for a greater audience of public health educators a way of documenting the process and impact of youth-led community work on tobacco prevention.

The test questions to receive credit can be accessed at http://www.sophe.org/content/ce_self_study_hpp.asp.

The actual Community Change Chronicles were written over the years of Question Why doing grassroots organizing around tobacco prevention with youth.  For public health educators interested in doing this work from a youth empowerment perspective, our youth empowerment model is well demonstrated in each of the chronicles and also discusses all the great advocacy work done by our youth.

Check out the Community Change Chronicles in our Resources section.

July Resources July 2, 2008

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Over the summer, teen tobacco prevention groups may have a hard time keeping things going. Whether you are doing orientation for newly recruited youth or want activities to present to other audiences, the resources below should do the trick. If you are an adult coordinator that has been doing this for a while, never underestimate the importance of basic tobacco information. An article by the American Cancer Society shows us that even the most simple understanding about the dangers of tobacco use are necessary to impact young people.


Icebreakers – Get your youth group or audience warmed up before getting started with a presentation. Check out our icebreaker resource. It has several ideas for you to try.

Chemical Box – Ever wonder what is in a cigarette? This activity outline will help you teach current members or others in your community with a “show and tell” like activity that gives away all of the disgusting ingredients of tobacco products.

BB Activity – This oldie but goodie shows how to put tobacco use in it’s proper perspective. If an audience understands that illicit drugs and alcohol are bad for public health, then tobacco’s harm will be seen as larger than life in comparison.

Advocacy Menu – Continue to work on tobacco prevention advocacy over the summer! Here are some ideas for things to do in your local area.