The following resources are to be used to help educate and inform college students on the harms of tobacco use.  Each tile below links to informative tools that take a deeper dive into specific tobacco-related areas. For an informational video on ETU MO’s Tobacco Risks and Quit Resources for Missouri Colleges and Universities click here.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Dick Truth Initiative Video Peers Against Tobacco Tobacco E.D.U. Program Rescue's Behind the Haze Program
American Lung Association The Health Effects of Smoking C.D.C.'s Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
Healthwise's Sexual and Reproductive Problems from Tobacco Use Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative Prevention Resources
Partners in Prevention Just as Harmful Brochure The Real Cost of Tobacco Know the Risks - The facts of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults


The TRUTH Initiative’s Twinkle, Twinkle Little Dick is a video that highlights the impacts of tobacco use on sexual health.

Tobacco Edu is an interactive, web-based, self-paced curriculum for college students that includes videos, quizzes and interactive games that was developed by PEERS Against Tobacco and the University of Texas at Austin. This chapter-by-chapter educational tool provides a certificate upon completion and is a great tool for instructors to utilize in their classrooms.

Behind the Haze is an evidence-based campaign by Rescue that aims to inform young adults about factual information related to the harms of nicotine and vaping.

Health Effects of Smoking by the American Lung Association is an informational PDF discussing the long-term health impacts of tobacco and nicotine use.

The Quick Facts on the Risk of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Youth Adults by the Centers for Disease Control is an informative website providing an in-depth discussion on the harms of e-cigarettes.

Centers for Disease Control: Tips from a Former Smoker – Amanda grew up around family members who smoked. She picked up her first cigarette in the 5th grade. In college, when she learned she was pregnant, she tried to quit but couldn’t beat the addiction. In this video, Amanda talks about being rushed to the hospital, where her baby was born 2 months early, at just 3 pounds.

Centers for Disease Control: Tips from a Former Smoker – Like many people who smoke, Tiffany had seen an older family member whose health was harmed by smoking, yet she kept buying menthol cigarettes for herself. In this emotional TV ad, Tiffany talks about the “aha” moment that sent her on a different, healthier path for her own life.

Healthwise discusses the effects that tobacco/nicotine use has on the reproductive system.

The Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative Resources includes tools and resources to help campuses further their tobacco-free efforts. ETU is national campaign conducted through collaborations with MD Anderson and universities/colleges across the nation to decrease tobacco use.

The Partner’s in Prevention’s Just as Harmful brochure discusses the real harms of nicotine products, including hookah, e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products. The brochure also details what the products are, hazardous side-effects, and other harmful outcomes.

The Real Cost, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is an educational campaign that discusses the real facts about vapes, cigarettes, dip, and other tobacco products, and the long-term effects of using them.

Know the Risks – E-cigarettes and Young People is an educational resource developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in conjunction with the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health. The website provides facts on e-cigarettes and youth, brain and behavior risks, addiction, and ways to take action.

Stop the Vape Missouri, by Missouri Tobacco Quitservices, is an educational resource on how nicotine can be poison for the adolescent brain. The website details the harmful contents of vapes and how they are dangerous for humans, especially for young adults.

Truth Initiative is taking action against Big Tobacco’s long history of systemic racism and their tactics to create a public health emergency in Black, Latinx, and LGBTGA+ communities. The Initiative wants to educate people on how the tobacco industry has been doing this for years, and how the vaping industry is doing the same thing.

Truth Initiative is campaigning against the environmental threats that tobacco use and vaping has created. The Initiative wants to educate and promote people on their movement to urge the National Parks Service to adopt 100% tobacco and vape-free policies.