The initiatives in this program started in 1996 and have been comprehensive in nature. Outcomes have been astounding and celebratory. For example, 30-day tobacco use among eighth graders declined from 26.2% in 1995, to 9% in 2009. This has happened with expert advice, hard work, grant support and community participation in a comprehensive approach.
See also Tobacco Cessation and the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Program on this site.