Tobacco Prevention Program Training

The Tobacco Related Diseases Research Program (TRDRP) and the California Department of Education provided funding to the University of California at Los Angeles Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the California School for the Deaf, Fremont (CSD) to develop a tobacco prevention curriculum specifically tailored for Deaf students.

Hands Off Tobacco: A School-based Tobacco Control Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Article

The Hands off Tobacco DVD has six parts with an accompanying teachers guide that has activities for each of the lessons.

A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Hands Off Tobacco! DVD

Part 1: This video suggests some of the reasons people, both young and old, give for why they smoke.

Part 2: This video focuses on tobacco advertising and the benefits of smoking to tobacco companies.

Part 3: This video shows a few examples of ways young people can respond to the pressure to smoke or use tobacco.

Part 4:  This video talks about the benefits to having good, healthy, positive self-esteem.

Part 5: This video teaches us the importance of being true to yourself and how that can help young people resist pressures to smoke or use other kinds of tobacco.

Part 6:  This video introduces the viewer to six deaf people who have been affected by smoking in some way.