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Tar Wars: the residents strike back

Tar Wars is an anti-tobacco program that targets fourth and fifth grade elementary students sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The goal is to educate youth on the effects of tobacco, the costs associated with its use and the different ways the tobacco industry markets to younger generations.

For the past two years a group of resident physicians from Samaritan’s Graduate Medical Education Program visited Mountain View Elementary School. They presented a series of visual and interactive activities to display tobacco use in today’s society.

“This was our second year of Tar Wars with 12 resident physicians participating,” said Christopher Leesman, DO, a resident physician of Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic. “We feel a great responsibility to improve our public health, and this is one way we can do that.”