TATU is a national program developed by the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. The program trains high school students to teach elementary students about the harmful effects of tobacco use. In Jackson County, the teens present lessons with follow-up materials to all fourth-grade students in the school districts of Black River Falls, AC-H-M and Mel-Min.
The TATU teens do presentations to fourth-grade students. The teens use pig lungs injected with nicotine and many other visual aids in their presentations. They give classroom teachers a letter about the program to send home to parents, a cost-of-smoking math lesson and information about the Smoke Free/Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest for the fourth-grade students.
For more information or to get involved; contact Kristi Hanson