The Truth About Tobacco
A critically acclaimed educational video
for 6th - 12th grade
The 2011 Edition
includes new film, info and graphics.
Class Discussion Guide
Video order form
Preview video clips
Brochure (4 pages)
Live assembly programs
Hospitals often fully sponsor live talks
Henke, Public Schools Evaluator of Health Education Materials, Montgomery County, Maryland:
have recently reviewed and evaluated a tobacco use prevention
video that I would like to tell you about, "The
Truth about Tobacco," which features Patrick Reynolds.
He is a grandson of RJ Reynolds, and a renowned tobacco prevention
speaker at schools throughout the nation.
video, which shows a live talk to high school students by Mr.
Reynolds, is a compelling and honest overview of the health
problems caused by tobacco. The video is an excellent fit with
our high school unit on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. It
meets all of our factual information objectives on tobacco
"It is the best and most up-to-date video on the topic
of teen and adult tobacco use. It has no weaknesses. In my
opinion, after viewing many similar videos, it is the best
a result of our review and evaluation, we are purchasing this
video for all of our high schools. We are also thinking of
bringing Patrick Reynolds in to speak to our students 'live'
and are now exploring getting sponsorship through the local
County health department and/or our local hospitals. Evidently
hospitals like cosponsoring, because he gets good local media
coverage, which builds goodwill for them. I
feel so positive about this program that I wanted to share
this information with you."
Evaluator of Health Education materials
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County, Maryland
video had a huge impact on my kids. I have shown it to all
of my PE kids -- 7th and 8th grade -- and they were enthralled.
I've never had 42 children in a portable classroom so quietly
at the same time! We were so moved that many different activities
stemmed from the viewing, and I am wrapping up the Tobacco
unit with two days in our computer lab, going on a virtual
field trip and taking a Webquest. I
am grateful for this video."
Carey, PE teacher
Dartmouth Middle School
San Jose, CA
Library Journal's review
Reynolds' father died from the product that made the family fortune
-- cigarettes. In this program, Reynolds, grandson of tobacco
company founder R.J. Reynolds and an anti-smoking advocate and
renowned speaker, addresses a high school audience. His dynamic
presentation is enlivened by videos, posters, and overhead slides.
Amusing and effective take-offs of popular cigarette ads catch
the audience's attention... This production, with its humor and
varied format, is a powerful reminder of all the reasons to avoid
tobacco and a useful resource for drug/ tobacco education programs
in middle and high schools."
and Drug Free Schools coordinator says:
Truth About Tobacco is a powerful mix of great TV spots,
live talk, photos, film clips, and excellent graphics. This
video was so effective, we're buying one for every school in
our district. It will be an important part of our new tobacco
education campaign. It should be in every middle and high school
The Truth about Tobacco
with new film, info and graphics
With award-winning TV
spots, film clips,
live talk, photos and anti-smoking graphics
The Truth About Tobacco, 2011 Editionis
a multimedia presentation
which helps empower youth to stay tobacco free and drug free.
This video motivates and inspires students.
the addictiveness of nicotine
students' eyes to how tobacco advertising can manipulate teens
a new perception of stars who glamorize smoking in TV and films
teens to resist peer pressure to smoke
students with a formula for saying no, and gives clear examples
students to also make responsible choices about drugs and alcohol
Reynolds offers youth his unique initiation into life.
the importance of talking about problems, and not isolating (especially
useful for at risk students)
show that today’s teens have
significantly increased worries and doubts about the future.
Mr. Reynolds believes this is a significant factor in teen smoking and
drug use. To address this, he includes a section near the end which aims
to strengthen their faith in the future. “Catch my
faith that there are wondrous times ahead. You’ll
need your health, every precious bit of it, in the incredible, amazing
years before you. So don’t smoke, and don’t
drink, and don’t use drugs -- because the future is
looking great! I close with this promise: the Smokefree
society is coming one day -- and it’s coming because
makes four points during this section of his talk:
"First, talk about
your worries to another person -- a trusted teacher,
the school counselor, or your parents and friends. It's
good to talk to another person about what troubles you."
it's good to talk about
your concerns, but if you have a lot of negative thoughts,
also try to think more positive." Reynolds gives examples of positive thinking.
what real wealth is -- It's not just about
material things. It's about time we spend with family and friends,
connecting with nature...."
"Lastly, catch my faith --
my rock solid faith -- that everything will be OK,
no matter what happens!
invite you to watch our online video video / audio clip of
this section: it's Clip 5 on our video clips page.
full video is divided into two parts, 20 minutes and 18 minutes,
for viewing on separate class days. This allows time for class
TV spots, live talk, film clips, photos and graphics
students a great anti-smoking website, for follow-up study: www.notobacco.org
Teacher's Class Discussion Guide
here for info on Mr. Reynolds' live talks for
Video order form
Preview video clips online
Brochure (4 pages)
Live assembly programs
Hospitals often fully sponsor live talks.
Patrick Reynolds is one of today's
best known tobacco prevention educators.
to former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, "Patrick Reynolds
is one of the nation's most influential advocates of a smokefree
America. His testimony is invaluable to our society."
Reynolds' appearances in the media and before Congress have made
him a nationally known and respected champion for a smokefree
America. In hundreds of television, radio and print interviews,
he has reminded millions of people of the dangers of smoking.
a grandson of tobacco company founder R.J. Reynolds, but the
family's brands, Camel and Winston, killed his father and eldest
1986 Mr. Reynolds became the first tobacco industry figure to
turn his back on the cigarette companies. Since then he has devoted
his life to the anti-smoking cause, and to keeping our young
people tobacco free.
recently released video for 6th to 12th grade, The
Truth About Tobacco, won rave reviews.
about this video
Contact: Office Manager
email: see Contact link in left pane
Fax number is on our video order form