Tar Wars in Maine
The National Tar Wars program is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Physicians - for your office: Flyer and word search activity
(print this FUN and Educational activity for your young (and not so young) patients
*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.
2018 Maine Tar Wars Poster Contest - Maine Posters will be judged at the Annual Family Medicine Update in Spring 2018 - April 5 & 6, at the Black Bear Inn in Orono.
Deadline for receipt of Maine posters is: March 1, 2018
**Please note that each school may only submit 2 posters** Maximize size for posters is 18 inches x 24 inches please.
Mail Posters to: Maine Academy of Family Physicians, PO Box 424, Hartland, ME 04943
Updated Version of Tar Wars Presentation Materials - HERE
** Please use the current entry/authorization forms - 2018 Individual Contest Entry & Authorization form - HERE
For more information contact the MAFP office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 207-938-5005
2017 State-Wide Poster Contest - view winning posters
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
- 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.
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
- information on reimbursement for tobacco cessation counseling
CDC- Tips from Former Smokers Campaign
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
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
Great American Smokeout! November 17th
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
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.