Tar Wars in Maine

2022 Tar Wars Presentations may be done any time September 2021 - February 28, 2022

**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, 2022 DEADLINE to:   
Maine Academy of Family Physicians, PO Box 424, Hartland, ME 04943

For Presenters:
2020/2021 Tar Wars Program Guide & Presentation Materials - Download HERE   
**New** Includes information on ECigarettes & JUUL

Tar Wars Powerpoint Presentation for classroom (with student activities) - HERE

For Teachers:
** Please use the current entry/authorization forms - 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 2019 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   2018 State-Wide Poster Contest

Maine Tobacco HelpLine

The Maine Tobacco HelpLine offers friendly, confidential, and non-judgmental support to people thinking about quitting, who are ready to quit, or who may just have questions.  There are now two ways tobacco users can enroll in services.  They can continue to call 1-800-207-1230 or enroll online by visiting www.theQuitLink.com

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    

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


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