ASPIRE is a free, bilingual, web-based tool, developed at MD Anderson. It helps educate middle and high school age teenagers about adopting a tobacco-free lifestyle. It explains the dangers of tobacco use, so they never start smoking, or if they already do, provide them with information and ways to quit.
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The ASPIRE curriculum was developed by MD Anderson Cancer Center with assistance from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The ASPIRE curriculum was moved to the web with funding provided by the George & Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research which was awarded to Dr. Alexander V. Prokhorov. ASPIRE has been thoroughly reviewed and included in the NCI's RTIPs database as an evidence based program. ASPIRE translations are produced by Silvia Goldstein and Maria C. Gomez Moran, Department of Language Assistance, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Did You Know?
According to the Report of the U.S. Surgeon General published in 2012, nine out of every 10 smokers started using tobacco by the age of 18.