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An Educational Program Helps Middle-School Students Make the Right Decisions about Avoiding Tobacco

R.J. Reynolds ConsumerFeature


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MIDDLE-SCHOOL IS A TIME OF CHANGE:  KIDS ARE FORMING THEIR OWN IDENTITIES--AND WANTING TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS.  NOW, THERE'S AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT HELPS STUDENTS MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS, EARLY ON--LIKE AVOIDING TOBACCO-USE.  "RIGHT DECISIONS, RIGHT NOW"--WHICH IS FUNDED BY R-J REYNOLDS--IS A FREE, ONLINE PROGRAM THAT EDUCATES YOUTH ABOUT THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO-USE--AND EQUIPS THEM WITH GOOD DECISION-MAKING SKILLS, FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.  OVER 22-THOUSAND MIDDLE-SCHOOLS, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HAVE USED THE PROGRAM SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED OVER 20 YEARS AGO.  THROUGH TEACHER-GUIDES, QUIZZES, AND ACTIVITIES, EDUCATORS HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS IN ASSERTIVENESS, GOAL-SETTING, AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.  PROGRAMS LIKE "RIGHT DECISIONS, RIGHT NOW" HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON REDUCING TEEN-SMOKING--WHICH IS NOW AT AN ALL-TIME LOW.  EVEN SO, MORE CAN BE DONE TO ACCELERATE THE DECLINE IN YOUTH TOBACCO-USE.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FREE, ONLINE PROGRAM, VISIT "RIGHT-DECISIONS-RIGHT-NOW"-DOT-COM.


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