Help Teens Quit Smoking: Become A Lung Association-Certified Not On Tobacco Facilitator

Training in NYC on November 10

NEW YORK, NY (10/21/2011)(readMedia)-- The American Lung Association will be offering its 'Not On Tobacco' (N-O-T) facilitator training at its office in New York City on Thursday, November 10. The one-day training, which prepares individuals to deliver the 10-session smoking cessation program to teens in local schools and in the community, will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. The fee for the facilitator training is $100.

The N-O-T program is an evidence-based, medically sound smoking cessation program for teenagers that was developed by researchers at West Virginia University. The program offers a supportive, structured environment that motivates lifelong behavior change.

The comprehensive N-O-T curriculum meets the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Guidelines for School Health Programs. N-O-T is the only smoking cessation program to have been named a Model Program by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be certified American Lung Association facilitators. All program graduates will be supplied with a N-O-T curriculum, a CD of all materials needed to run the program, a PDF file of the "Alternative to Suspension" program and access to the N-O-T facilitator website.

Those interested in pre-registering for the program can download a printable registration form. Those with further questions about the program should contact Marianne Zacharia via email at, or by phone at (631) 265-3848 ext. 19. The deadline for pre-registration is November 4th.

Those who would like to learn more about the N-O-T program can visit For more information about the American Lung Association in New York, visit