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For 'Spring Break', It's Important to Remember the Importance of Middle-School Students Learning how to Make Their Own Decisions

R.J. Reynolds ConsumerFeature


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"SPRING BREAK" IS A GREAT TIME TO REMEMBER THAT MIDDLE-SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE FORMING THEIR OWN IDENTITIES--AND WANT TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS.  THERE'S A FREE EDUCATION-PROGRAM--CALLED "RIGHT DECISIONS, RIGHT NOW: BE TOBACCO-FREE"--THAT HELPS STUDENTS MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS, EARLY ON--LIKE AVOIDING TOBACCO-USE.  ACCORDING TO "R-J REYNOLDS"--WHICH FUNDS THE PROGRAM--"RIGHT DECISIONS, RIGHT NOW" IS AN EDUCATOR-DEVELOPED, EVIDENCE-BASED, ONLINE PROGRAM THAT COMMUNICATES DIRECTLY WITH YOUTH, ABOUT THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO-USE--AND EQUIPS THEM WITH GOOD DECISION-MAKING SKILLS, FOR A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.  MIDDLE-SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY--AS WELL AS PARENTS AND YOUTH-GROUPS--HAVE USED THIS PROGRAM SINCE IT WAS CREATED, MORE THAN 25 YEARS AGO.  HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?  THROUGH TEACHER-GUIDES, VIDEOS, AND QUIZZES, EDUCATORS HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS IN ASSERTIVENESS, GOAL-SETTING, AND PROBLEM-SOLVING.  SUCH PROGRAMS HAVE HELPED REDUCE TEEN-SMOKING TO HISTORIC LOWS.  EVEN SO, THE COMPANY BELIEVES, NOW IS THE TIME 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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