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Tar Wars


MaineGeneral supports the prevention of tobacco use by children in the region.

To learn more about our "Tar Wars" program for fourth- and fifth-grade students, please (207) 872-4102 or visit Tar Wars.        

What is Tar Wars?          
Tar Wars is a one-hour, evidence-based class for fourth- and fifth-grade students developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

It is designed to prevent children from using tobacco products.


  • Perceptions of tobacco use activity
  • Short-term effects of tobacco use
  • Straw/breathing activity
  • Financial implications of tobacco use
  • Reasons people use tobacco

Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact:

MaineGeneral Medical Center Prevention Center
30 Chase Avenue
Waterville, Maine
Phone: (207) 872-4102