The following links are offered as an index of useful information covering topics that you will find largely relevant. Most, if not all, of these hyperlinks point to other Web sites outside of Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Please be aware that we are not responsible for incorrect, outdated, or inappropriate content on these sites.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Guidelines for School Health Programs to Prevent Tobacco Use and Addiction
- These guidelines summarize school-based methods likely to be effective in preventing tobacco use among youth. They were developed in collaboration with experts from 29 national, federal, and voluntary agencies and with other leading authorities in the field of tobacco-use prevention to help school personnel implement effective prevention programs.
Report: Health Effects of Smoking
- The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report details annual smoking-attributable mortality, years of potential life lost, and economic costs for the years 1995-1999.
National Standards for School Health
- The purpose of this document is to assist schools in developing and evaluating comprehensive health education and to lay a framework for local school boards to use in determining the content of health curricula in their communities.
- HealthSmart is the premier K-12 health education program in America. It is the only program to focus so clearly on reducing the risky behaviors identified by the CDC.
Tobacco Action Coalition
- The Tobacco Action Coalition of Long Island was established in 1990 as one of 22 coalitions in New York State participating in the American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST). The coalition consists of healthcare providers, local and state government agencies, non-profit organizations, youth agencies, community groups and concerned citizens.
- "Teenage smoking rates drop" by Anita Manning, USA TODAY. Published on 5/16/2002 in the Health & Science section.
New York State
5 A Day The Color Way
- 5 A Day The Color Way reminds you to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Eating these servings of colorful fruits and vegetables is part of an essential plan for healthier living. The wide range of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals help fight cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.
Cornell Cooperative Extension
- "Getting it Right, Right from the Start: Preventing Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes."
Free educational classes for parents of young children to learn how to raise healthy, active kids. All classes are held by a registered dietitian. Call 631-727-7850 x342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition)
- A national healthy weight education program for families and communities. The program focuses on providing expert health information, classes and activities to families to encourage better nutrition, more physical activity, and less "screen time" for children and young people ages 8-13.
VERB It’s what you do.
- The VERB campaign encourages young people ages 9–13 (tweens) years to be physically active every day. The campaign combines paid advertising, marketing strategies, and partnership efforts to reach the distinct audiences of tweens and adults/influencers.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Suffolk County Youth Website
- Dogbreath.org was created just for kids. It's a safe, secure website that kids can visit anytime they want and get real facts, answers to their questions about tobacco, and find lots of links to more sites than they can shake a bone at!
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- This is an interactive website that educates the public about the hazardous chemicals in tobacco products. It is geared for kids but adults might be just as inclined to visit the site and journey through the “Haz-Mat” site. CFTFK also has survey information available and statistics on the power of advertising tobacco products.