Youth Smoking Rates Plummet in Virginia with Botvin LifeSkills Training
Established in 1999, the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation (VTSF) continues to lead a statewide effort to reduce and prevent youth tobacco use by promoting healthy living habits to children and teenagers. To that end, VTSF funds the use of model prevention programs, such as the Botvin LifeSkills Training program. A highly effective, evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program, LifeSkills Training has more than 25 years of peer-reviewed research behind it.
"The goal of the VTSF-funded LifeSkills Training program is to increase our youths' knowledge of the consequences of tobacco and substance use, while providing them with skills to resist peer pressure and other social factors," said Governor
"The LifeSkills program is a great tool to help reduce tobacco use among youth," enthused
In addition to reducing the risk of tobacco use, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program promotes youth development and healthy alternatives to risky behavior. The LST program not only teaches students how to resist peer pressure, but also how to develop greater self-esteem and cope with anxiety. Throughout the program, students learn skills such as decision-making, assertiveness, and effective communication to help them make healthy choices and avoid harmful risks.
About Botvin LifeSkills Training
Botvin LifeSkills Training is a highly effective and well-respected evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program with more than 25 years of peer-reviewed research behind it. The program was developed by Dr.
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