Tar Wars® Celebrates 25 Years

Tar Wars® has been preventing kids from starting tobacco use for 25 years. For the anniversary, Tar Wars® has added these features:

  • More interactive classroom activities, such as “Sticky Man Effects” and “Smoking in the Movies and Advertising”
  • Updated Tar Wars® presenter brochure and parent info handout
  • Easy-to-read 2012-13 Tar Wars® Program Guide
  • Exciting video and poster contest prizes

The OAFP Foundation endeavors to promote healthy life decisions among school-aged children by supporting Ohio’s annual Tar Wars® poster contest for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Tar Wars® tobacco-free education program for fourth- and fifth-graders. The Foundation provides Ohio’s poster contest winner a $1, 000 scholarship to attend the national poster contest in Washington, DC.

Tar Wars® and its presenters have educated more than 8.5 million children on the effects of tobacco use throughout the past 25 years. You can make a difference in children’s lives by volunteering a few hours and presenting a Tar Wars® program in your community this school year.

Join the conversation about youth tobacco prevention by connecting with Tar Wars® on Facebook.

Tar Wars® is supported in part by the AAFP Foundation.



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