Schools & Youths Services

Municipalities, townships, boroughs and cities are invited to join the Pennsylvania Department of Health and partnering agencies in eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke at public parks and playgrounds. Participate by adopting a 100% tobacco free ordinance, policy or resolution in public areas where children play and installing signs to help enforce this change.

*Free 12x18 metal signs*
Use of e-cigarettes is affecting many schools in Pennsylvania. From 2017 until this current time, e-cigarette use skyrocketed among youth, leading the U.S. Surgeon General to call the use of these products among youth an epidemic in the United States. Adagio Health can offer support in policy development to list vaping devices as paraphernalia, and an immediate referral to our youth cessation programs N.O.T. and INDEPTH.
(Not On Tobacco) Quitting vaping or tobacco use isn’t easy—but it’s easier with the right help. The American Lung Association’s N-O-T Not On Tobacco® program gives you options, resources and support to quit for good!

N-O-T is a quit vaping and tobacco use program for teens. It helps you develop a plan that guides you on your quit journey. You’ll also get the support you need to remain vape-free and tobacco-free for life!
Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the unhealthy addiction that got them in trouble in the first place. Developed by the American Lung Association in partnership with the Prevention Research Center of West Virginia University, this new free education program is available for any school or community to establish to help our teens make healthier choices.
Why Animals Don’t Smoke offers a creative way to help children learn about the dangers of tobacco and develop solid refusal skills. With the help of the cheetah, elephant, dog, turtle, and many more, children learn how smoking affects the animal’s health and bodies, as well as how they choose to say no to smoking. The program begins with a puppet show where each animal speaks about why they choose to be smoke free and concludes with a craft where children can make their own puppets based on their favorite animals from the puppet show. Children receive a book about all of the animals discussed and facts about why they choose not to smoke, and a bracelet. This interactive activity is recommended for youth in pre-k and kindergarten to begin conversations about tobacco products. This activity is widely used by tobacco prevention educators and is recommended to be used with puppets for extra engagement.