The mission of Tar
Wars is to educate students about being tobacco-free, provide
them with the tools to make positive decisions regarding their
health, and promote personal responsibility for their
well-being. By utilizing a community-based approach to mobilize
family physicians, educators, and other health care
professionals, Tar Wars can accomplish its mission.
Goals of the program are to: Educate and motivate students
to be tobacco-free, Mobilize health care professionals to
become proactive in their community’s health education, and
Encourage community involvement in support of the Tar Wars
The poster contest
deadline for the top three (3) posters from each school is
April 18, 2014. Please mail
your posters to: MAFP, Attn: Nancy Griffin, 722 West High
Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
Click here to check out the video of Dr.
Kathleen Eubanks-Meng (family physician and MAFP Member,
from Kansas City) talking about Tar Wars, posted by the National
Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) organizers.
Letter to 4th & 5th Grade Teachers and School Nurses
Tar Wars Poster Contest Guidelines