Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Eglin Long-Horn of Nightshade County is a potentially transferable children’s storybook/curriculum focused on reducing tobacco-use intent. Through the experiences of a grasshopper, Eglin, the book allows the child and educator to explore the chemical makeup of tobacco; the physiological, cosmetic and social consequences of tobacco use; as well as the long-term health risks of tobacco use, including the risks of second-hand smoke exposure

Study Results: Improved knowledge related to tobacco use.

Reference: Germain, P., Lucas, F. L., Williams Wilson, M. J., Maegga, B. T. A., & Miesfeldt, S. (2017).Knowledge impact of a US-based tobacco prevention curriculum among Tanzanian children. Health Education Journal, 76(7), 802–808.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good