The American Lung Association in West Virginia is seeking adults to become trained in the N-O-T program. The program provides the tools and skills needed to help teens (13 -18) in West Virginia schools and community groups quit tobacco. The next training will take place on Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RESA VII, 1201 N. 15th Street, Clarksburg.
• Teen tobacco users have more school absences
• Smoking causes memory and cognitive impairment in adolescents
• Nicotine withdrawal causes increased anger and hostility
As a direct result of the N-O-T program, in the 2014-2015 school year, there was a combined quit rate of 39 percent or 100 teens that gave up tobacco; this does not measure the number of teens that may have quit at three and six months post program.
N-O-T facilitators must be skilled and sensitive so they can effectively relate to teens, listen in a supportive manner to their concerns and refer them to the extra help they may need, both in the school and in the community.
Once a facilitator completes a class, stipends of $250 are given to facilitators and $200 stipends are given to facilities for hosting the N-O-T class.
This training is free to any adult serving youth (13 -18) in West Virginia. Lunch and all supplies are included. To register for the training, please contact Chaste Truman Barclay at 304-342-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org at the American Lung Association in WV.