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Altus County Schools Ready for LST

The Jackson County Tobacco Education Committee (JCTEC) in Altus, Oklahoma, had donated the Botvin LifeSkills Training Curriculum to the Altus Intermediate School and all five elementary schools.

"We are happy to provide this curriculum to Altus Public Schools, in hopes of reducing tobacco use in youth," stated JCTEC Chair, Wendell Browne. "Our committee goal is to educate youth about the insidious nature of the tobacco industry and arm them with the skills to say NO to tobacco use."

Students in grades 2-6 will use the curriculum. "We are really excited to start the Botvin LifeSkills Training program," said Dr. Nancy Evans, director of curriculum for Altus Schools. "This prevention program is tested and proven effective at reducing unhealthy behaviors among our youth."

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