Attend a TRU Storm Event!
Our one-day TRU Storm agenda will look something like this:
- Well hello there – getting to know each other
- Introducing TRU – mission and goals
- Recruitment – growing the TRU membership
- Excise tax/advocacy issues
- State of tobacco use in PA
- Media advocacy
- Presentation skills
- Action planning
- Regional-specific tobacco policy issues
Hey TRU Teens! Get TATU’d! It’s Fun And Rewarding!
(TATU – Teens Against Tobacco Use)
Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) is a tobacco education program that is designed specifically for teens as a peer-mentoring program. Its purpose is simple: to use trained teens as educators, teaching their peers and younger children to stay tobacco-free.
TATU helps teens develop skills in teaching, leadership, and community advocacy, and also provides participants with the opportunity to accumulate community service hours.
Know teens who smoke? Help them quit with N-O-T
(NOT – Not on Tobacco)
Not On Tobacco is a 10-session, community- and school-based smoking cessation program for teens, developed by The American Lung Association.
It’s a voluntary, non-punitive program for teens who want to quit smoking. It enables teen smokers to overcome their tobacco addiction in a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment.
Teachers, school nurses, community leaders, counselors and others can become N-O-T facilitators by attending a full-day tobacco control/cessation training, conducted by American Lung Association experts. Once trained, these facilitators lead N-O-T sessions in schools and other locations.
N-O-T incorporates life management skills to help teens deal with stress, decision-making, and peer and family relationships. It addresses healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as tobacco use, exercise and nutrition.