Maine CDC offers teachers tobacco training

Teachers who want to learn how to better talk to youth tobacco users may benefit from free trainings offered throughout the state in December and January by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Led by MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence on behalf of the Maine CDC Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Helpers Training will allow participants to develop skills that will help them talk with youth who use tobacco in respectful and helpful ways. These same skills can be used to help them make other healthy choices as well.The training is specifically for teachers and others who work with youth and want to have a positive impact in steering them down a healthier path.

The free training sessions will be held on Monday, Dec. 16 in  Presque Isle; Tuesday, Dec. 17 in Bangor; Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Farmington; and Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Portland.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed here.  Four contact hours will be offered for this training.  For more information, contact Becky Pearce at 287-4321 or

For other professional development opportunities, please visit the Maine DOE’s Professional Development calendar.

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