The most widely used and widely researched teen smoking-cessation program in the nation – developed at West Virginia University by Kimberly Horn, Ed.D., and Geri Dino, Ph.D. – will receive a big blast of publicity in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 23.

The Prevention Research Centers Program office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Directors of Health Promotion and Education are launching a web site for Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) to ensure that more communities, schools and teen-agers learn about the program, which has been credited with helping thousands of young people quit the health-compromising addiction.

Dino is director of the West Virginia Prevention Research Center at WVU. Horn is director of the Translational Tobacco Reduction Research Program (T2R2), a joint effort of WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the Prevention Research Center.