TEG Is Up And Running

In Local News on August 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

Daviess County schools and juvenile probation system have joined together to offer the Tobacco Education Group program to minors caught using tobacco. Each school has written a policy referring first time offenders into the program, and police officers that write tickets to minors for tobacco use will give them the option of attending TEG instead of paying the ticket.

The classes will be held at Washington High School starting Sept. 22 and will go for four Tuesdays. The object of this evidence-based program is to provide a positive alternative to suspension and a court diversion program that will move students forward through the stages of change toward wanting to quit. Our hope is that underage tobacco users will quit or starting thinking about quitting, thereby reducing the number of adult smokers and the number of tobacco-related illnesses and deaths in Daviess County.


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