Terri Klements

Terri Klements has been teaching groups for the Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) teen tobacco cessation program for nearly eight years. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor and addresses addiction in all of its forms with young people. She likes the N-O-T program because it speaks to the students in a youthful voice and she can apply the curriculum with all of her students knowing they will hear what N-O-T has to say and benefit from more than just knowledge about tobacco, but also learn stress relief, anger management and relaxation tools.  

The students begin the sessions expecting a condescending or critical tone and leave experiencing neither. They find that they had fun while learning how to be healthier and happier. "Teaching the N.O.T. program is something I look forward to each week. I know I am helping my students learn healthier lifestyles," Klements said.