Students at Incline Village High School recently completed a training program with Lisa Sheretz of the American Heart Association ANCHOR Partnerships Program. The high school students will be mentoring elementary school students about the danger of tobacco and smoking. Research shows that students as young as 10 are susceptible to peer pressure and tobacco experimentation.
The program will educate students and also provide them with information to take home and share with their families.The program helps to expand smoke free environments where people work, learn, live and play in Incline Village, Nevada. Incline Village is one of 97 communities funded under the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To learn more visit: http://www.sierrasun.com/entertainment/health/21271522-113/tahoe-students-to-learn-about-dangers-of-tobacco
To learn more about the American Heart Association's ANCHOR program, visit http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Advocate/ANCHOR-Markets_UCM_477721_Article.jsp#.VvlRaOIrLDc
For more information about the National Implementation program and other communities working on this initiative, please visit http://www.dhpe.org/mpage/Partnering4Health