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American Lung Assocation Not On Tobacco logoN-O-T FACILITATOR TRAINING (Not On Tobacco)
for King County providers from the American Lung Assocation

Become a certified facilitator in the Not On Tobacco program to help teens quit tobacco. This program teaches teens how to quit smoking using a life management skills approach so young people learn how to reduce stress, make decisions and communicate effectively with family and friends.

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Tips From Former Smokers (CDC)

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Rebecca started smoking at age 16. At age 33, Rebecca was diagnosed with depression. A smoker for many years, Rebecca often turned to cigarettes to help her cope. She finally quit and felt better—both mentally and physically. In this print ad, Rebecca reveals that quitting smoking improved her physical and mental health.

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Rebecca: Quitting isn’t about what you give up. It’s about what you get back.

By age 11, Brian was smoking close to a pack a day. He joined the Air Force after high school and continued to smoke heavily. At age 35, while stationed in England, Brian had a heart attack. In this print ad, Brian reveals his toughest battle.

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Brian: 18 years in the military and my biggest battle was against cigarettes.

Julia smoked and developed colorectal cancer when she was just 49. In this print ad, Julia says jokes about having gas are funny, until they find a tumor in your colon.

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Julia: Jokes about having gas are funny. Until they find a tumor in your colon.

Jessica is a mother with a young son who suffers from asthma attacks due to secondhand smoke exposure. In her tip, she urges people not to be shy about telling people not to smoke around kids.

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Jessica urges people not to be shy about telling people not to smoke around kids.

Smoking causes Buerger’s disease, which can lead to amputations. In Brandon’s case, he was 18 when first diagnosed. Here, Brandon talks about how having both his legs amputated affects his everyday activities.

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Smoking causes Buerger’s disease, which can lead to amputations. In Brandon’s case, he was 18 when first diagnosed.

Becky started smoking cigarettes in high school to fit in. She smoked for many years and at age 45, Becky was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—a serious lung disease.

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Becky started smoking cigarettes in high school to fit in. She smoked for many years and at age 45, Becky was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—a serious lung disease.

Mark smoked and developed rectal cancer at age 42. In this print ad, he shares a tip for dealing with the uncomfortable consequences of colorectal cancer.

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Mark smoked and developed rectal cancer at age 42. In this print ad, he shares a tip for dealing with the uncomfortable consequences of colorectal cancer.

Amanda tried hard to quit smoking when she learned she was pregnant. But she was unable to overcome her addiction to cigarettes. Amanda talks about the weeks that her baby girl spent in a hospital incubator after she was born 2 months early, weighing only 3 pounds.

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Amanda talks about the weeks that her baby girl spent in a hospital incubator after she was born 2 months early, weighing only 3 pounds.

Christine smoked, but she exercised and ate healthy foods and never thought her smoking would hurt her. Then, at 44, she was diagnosed with oral cancer. In this print ad, Christine reveals that she lost her teeth and half of her jaw due to cancer.

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Christine smoked, but she exercised and ate healthy foods and never thought her smoking would hurt her. Christine reveals that she lost her teeth and half of her jaw due to cancer.