Reject All Tobacco
The Reject All Tobacco (RAT) Program empowers youth in grades K-6 to make healthy lifestyle decisions by educating them on the dangers of tobacco and other harmful substances. In addition to prevention education, the program provides opportunities for youth to develop teamwork, communication and other critical life skills. We are committed to making Mississippi a healthier place to live. As part of that commitment, we offer age-appropriate program materials for youth – free of charge. The lessons in these programs encourage youth to make healthy choices that boost self-esteem and allow them to be positive role models for their peers and future generations. For more information on the RAT program, visit www.gorat.com.The RAT Program is funded by a grant from the Mississippi State Department of Health.
Generation FREE is Mississippi’s youth-led tobacco prevention program for middle and high school students. The FREE program utilizes team-based activities, grassroots programs and training opportunities to educate about the dangers of tobacco. The program also empowers youth to make healthy decisions about their lives and make a different in their schools and communities.