The computer assisted smoking cessation program (CASCP) that we’ve chosen to use in our district is called ASPIRE and is offered by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. One of the requirements for students with tobacco infractions is to complete this program.
The ASPIRE software includes:
• five educational modules
• pre- and post-test surveys
• quizzes after each module
• certificate of completion
• reporting system with grades
It is a teen-savvy tobacco prevention and cessation program for middle and high school students. The program aims to motivate teens to be tobacco-free by offering:
• Cool original video, animation and games
• Testimonies from peers, doctors, smokers and non-smokers about personal experiences, perceptions and the health risks of smoking
• Information on short-term health consequences of tobacco use that teens find relevant, like outward appearance and athletic ability
• Tips and resources to avoid the temptation to smoke or to stop smoking
The program can be completed anywhere there is internet access and takes a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours to complete.