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Tobacco Free

Program Overview:

The Tobacco Free program, created by the Student-Athlete Development Department and sponsored by U Care has a mission of educating children on the benefits of a tobacco-free lifestyle.

University of Minnesota student-athletes visit local elementary schools and youth organizations to discuss the dangers of various forms of tobacco, while stressing the importance of physical activity. This interactive program offers tips on avoiding harmful environments while engaging the children with unique lessons. These hands-on lessons include simulations on the immediate negative effects that harmful substances have on your body.

Program Objectives:

  • Reviewing how tobacco affects various parts of your body, including the lungs, muscles and eyes
  • Highlighting the potential short-term and long-term health risks of using tobacco or living in an environment that supports tobacco use
  • Creating a fun and unique environment that supports daily physical activity

How to get started!
If your class, school or organization would like to have University of Minnesota student-athletes help promote and educate students on living a healthly and active lifestyle, please begin by filling out this online form: http://www.mac.umn.edu/saw/eventreq_form.php

If you have any questions regarding the program please e-mail Anissa Lightner at meyer174@umn.edu.