Limited Number of Stipends Available for Tar Wars Presenters for the Remainder of 2017-18 School Year!

The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance (GHFA) needs your help spreading the tobacco-free Tar Wars message to fourth- and fifth-grade students in all corners of Georgia.

A limited number of stipends are available to FMIG, Family Medicine Resident groups and GAFP members who present Tar Wars before the end of May 2018.  By volunteering just one hour of your time you can help us educate Georgia’s youth on the dangers of traditional and E-Cigarettes while spreading the tobacco-free Tar Wars message in your community.

Presenting Tar Wars is easy – and fun! We’ll mail a Tar Wars Classroom Kit to you with all the materials you will need for the presentation. The kit includes all the activity materials and handouts you’ll need, plus poster board and markers to help the students create posters “advertising” the benefits of living a tobacco free life. Prior to the presentation, we can also schedule a presenter “training” session to review the Tar Wars Program Guide, which contains step-by-step instructions for each Tar Wars classroom activity.

Tar Wars can also be presented to both Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops as well as youth after school enrichment programs, youth groups, etc. To volunteer or learn more about Tar Wars, please contact Kara Sinkule at or call toll free (800) 392-3841.

Tar Wars is a tobacco-free education program operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The program is designed to teach kids about the short-term, image-based consequences of tobacco use, the cost associated with using tobacco products, new and emerging products like E-Cigarettes and the advertising techniques used by the tobacco industry to market their products to youth. To learn more, visit the Tar Wars home page located at

*Tar Wars stipends are made possible by a grant from the W.G. Raoul Foundation.