Tar Wars in Maine

*The National Tar Wars Poster Contest has been discontinued.  However, the MAFP  will continue to sponsor a State-Wide Poster Contest as in past years.

2019 Maine Tar Wars Poster Contest - Judging - April 2019

Tar Wars Presentations may be done any time September 2018 - February 2019

Deadline for receipt of Maine posters in the MAFP office is: March 1, 2019

**Please note that each school may only submit 2 posters** (call MAFP office if you have MULTIPLE 4th & 5th Grade Classrooms in your school)

**Maximize size for posters is 18 inches x 24 inches please**

Mail Posters to be received by March 1, 2019 to:    Maine Academy of Family Physicians, PO Box 424, Hartland, ME 04943

For Presenters:
Updated Version of Tar Wars Program Guide & Presentation Materials for 2018-2019 School Year

Tar Wars Powerpoint Presentation for classroom (with student activities)

For Teachers:
** Please use the current entry/authorization forms - 2019 Individual Contest Entry & Authorization form - HERE

For Physicians - for your office:  Flyer and word search activity 
           (print this FUN and Educational activity for your young (and not so young!) patients

For Parents: 
Information for Parents

For more information contact the MAFP office at maineafp@tdstelme.net or by phone 207-938-5005

The National Tar Wars program is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)


Check out the 2018 Maine Tar Wars Poster Contest!


2010 State-wide Poster Contest    2011 State-wide Poster Contest
2012 State-wide Poster Contest    2013 State-wide Poster Contest  
2014 State-wide Poster Contest    2016 State-Wide Poster Contest   
2017 State-Wide Poster Contest  


Great American Smokeout! November 17th, 2019

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day

Resources for your practice


SMOKE-FREE MOVIES -Tell Hollywood to rate smoking 'R'. One little letter will save a million lives.


Tobacco 21 - Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation

Established in 1996 the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation strives to reduce the terrible toll of smoking and tobacco use through a preventive effort.  The belief that tobacco use is a voluntary risk continually undertaken by smokers themselves is belied by the fact that virtually all nicotine use begins in adolescence when experimentation and risk-taking are part and parcel of normal development.


Healthy Interventions: Tobacco and Nicotine Toolkit - Tools to support a Tobacco-Free Culture including:

  • Office-based Tools
  • Community engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Science and Education

FDA - "Real Cost" Campaign:

The Real Cost Campaign Launches New Advertising:  FDA launched two new national advertisements in Nov. 2014 as part of its dynamic media campaign, The Real Cost, to introduce new information, reinforce key messages, and keep teens engaged and informed about the dangers of tobacco.  “Contract” builds on the message platform of loss of control due to addiction, emphasizing that while cigarettes may give the illusion of control they are actually highly addictive. “The 7,000” is the first FDA advertisement to focus on the dangerous mix of chemicals in tobacco smoke, underscoring that every time you smoke you’re inhaling a toxic mix of more than 7,000 chemicals. For more information about the campaign, please visit their website.


ask and act program

The AAFP's tobacco cessation program, "Ask and Act," encourages family physicians to ASK their patients about tobacco use, then ACT to help them quit.  

Through the Ask and Act program, AAFP members have access to a variety of resources to help patients quit using tobacco. The materials – some new and some obtained from other sources – are posted online for practices, residencies, family medicine departments and AAFP constituent chapters to download. RESOURCES include:

  • quitline cards
  • patient education materials
  • practice materials
  • CME
  • information on reimbursement for tobacco cessation counseling

CDC- Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

(links to resources - Digital Media Kit)


Tobacco Dependence Treatment ToolKit: FREE Web-Based Resource For Professionals

Help your patients stop smoking with the updated Tobacco Dependence Treatment ToolKit. This user-friendly, interactive collection of tools will help you implement a proven approach to treating tobacco dependence. Learn correct coding principles to get reimbursed for these services.

Online features include:

    –  Easy access to educational materials and instruments for patient assessment and treatment
    –  Video presentation on helping your patients comfortably and successfully stop using tobacco
    –  Multiple search options, so you can quickly find information you need

Help Your Patients Stop — Access Your FREE ToolKit Today    
http://tobaccodependence.chestnet.org/

The Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (www.ATTUD.org) is a non-profit organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user


 


American Lung Association Report - "State Cessation Coverage 2010"

Nov 9, 2010 - the American Lung Association announced the release of its third annual "Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage 2010" report. You can download the report here.

This report provides an overview of smoking cessation services and treatments offered in each state by Medicaid, Medicare, state employee plans, quitlines and private insurance.  It is also a great resource to focus media and policymaker attention on cessation coverage policies.  This year’s report has an expanded section on quitlines, and discusses federal health care reform.


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