SWAAT students in WBL community


WBL Survey Findings


SWAAT students visiting stores


SWAAT students checking out tobacco advertisements


Group Photo from "Sweet Addiction"


Tray demonstration "Sweet Addiction"


Group members posing on "Sweet Addiction" day


"Sweet Addiction"


SWAAT students at the local gas station


Group Photo from "Sweet Addiction"


"Sweet Addiction"


SWAAT was involved in the Great American Smoke Out on November 21, 2013


SWAAT members working to get signatures at the Great American Smoke Out


SWAAT- White Bear Lake Area High School


We are Students Who Are Against Tobacco (SWAAT). We are from White Bear Lake Area High School, South Campus, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

We act as positive tobacco-free role models through peer education and community advocacy projects.

We have been a partner with RTC for over nine years.

Group Profile

White Bear Lake Area High School SWAAT is a student activity group.  During the 2013-2014 school year, the classes of 2014 and 2015 are represented with 11 students who are actively working on getting the word out about the harmful affects of teens using tobacco. 


"Today's teenager is tomorrow's potential regular customer, and the overwhelming majority of smokers first begin to smoke while still in their teens... The smoking patterns of teenagers are particularly important to Phillip Morris" -Phillp Morris

"The base of our business is the high school student" - Lorillard Tobacco

"Cherry Skoal is for somebody who likes the taste of candy, if you know what I'm saying" - U.S. Tobacco

Outreach Activities

  • We present information in a prominent display case inside a busy hallway at school.  There are 1150 students who walk by the display case several times per day. 
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are an ideal time to show parents what we are doing to help reduce teen tobacco usage. 
  • We will be publishing articles in the parent newsletter throughout the school year.
  • We just completed a lunchroom activity with the "Great American Smokeout" and will also bring "Kick Butts Day" to the lunchroom in March.
  • Last year, our group wrote letters to the White Bear Press and to the White Bear Lake City Council asking the them to update the tobacco ordinance in the community.

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