TAR WARS comes to Grahamwood

UTHSC Medical students discuss the dangers of tobacco with Grahamwood’s students

On October 9th, over 20 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) medical students visited Grahamwood Elementary to present TAR WARS. Organized by UTHSC’s Dr. Beth Choby, TAR WARS is an anti-tobacco program designed to education students on the harmful effects of tobacco. The comprehensive presentation covered everything concerning tobacco from the addictive effects of nicotine in smoking, chewing and vaping to associated health risks to the tobacco industry’s deceptive advertising. “This program was spot on in catching my 5th graders’ attention as they get ready for middle school where they are likely to be exposed vaping and smoking,” says teacher Adam Coleman. “The hands-on activities really showed how harmful tobacco, in any form, can be.”

UTHSC Medical students discuss the dangers of tobacco with Grahamwood’s students