Tar Wars

Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program designed to teach children about the short- and long-term health effects of tobacco use and vaping. It also seeks to provide children with tools to make positive decisions regarding their health and promote personal responsibility for their wellbeing – including being tobacco free.

WCUCOM is proud to partner with the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians Foundation to bring Tar Wars to elementary schools in Mississippi thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control.

The Tar Wars program, which is owned and operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is consistent with the guidelines for youth tobacco prevention programs set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here to schedule a Tar Wars presentation

Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

The Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is a research-informed and validated set of curriculums to help prevent students from starting or escalating use of any tobacco product. Its theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers are aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine.

WCUCOM is proud to present the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit curriculum to middle schools and high schools in Mississippi.

Click here to schedule a Tobacco Prevention Toolkit presentation

Enrich MS

WCUCOM is proud to partner with Enrich MS, whose mission is to provide a community supported youth enrichment education program committed and dedicated to engaging and informing youth, parents, schools and community partners.

Enrich MS is already making a substantial impact in communities across the state towards prevention for a variety of issues affecting our youth today. Enrich MS has a clear vision and specific strategies to greatly reduce vaping, educate on the dangers of substance abuse, suicide prevention, social media use, and a variety of other youth related issues. 

Schools Against Vaping

WCUCOM is proud to support the work of Schools Against Vaping (SAV), a national education advocacy program designed to help combat the vaping epidemic on school campuses. SAV has successfully networked with public and private schools across the state of Mississippi in an effort to provide critical resources that can be used to fight the vaping epidemic that is threatening the health of students in our communities.

More to Explore