S.W.A.T. - Students Working Against Tobacco
The local division of S.W.A.T. has 5 Mobile County public schools participating in the program, they are: Bryant, Davidson, LeFlore and Murphy High Schools and Phillips Preparatory School. Students from these schools are trained as peer educators and make about 400 tobacco awareness presentations each school year. They reach nearly 10,000 students in grades 3-8 with messages about the dangers of tobacco use, secondhand smoke and the tactics of the tobacco industry. Students participate in the national tobacco awareness days such as Kick Butts Day and work in Mobile county to strengthen tobacco control laws Strong laws controlling use, cost and access to tobacco all help deter youth use of tobacco.