Taking action on smoking and health
This resource is for early years and family support workers, enabling you to run a session talking to parents about the harm caused by tobacco smoke in the home, and what they can do to protect their families.
While smoke-free public places have been a great success, many of Scotland’s children are still regularly exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS) in the home. Exposure to SHS is associated with a range of diseases including asthma, respiratory infections, meningitis and cot death.
Parents wish to protect their children, and many parents who smoke already take some action. However we know that parents often do not understand enough about the way that tobacco smoke behaves and the harm it causes and so welcome information and support.
ASH Scotland has therefore designed this trainer’s pack of activities and resources for early years practitioners who work directly with parent of young children. The pack is designed for use in parent sessions or parent classes rather than in a one-to-one setting, and practitioners are required to complete a short second-hand smoke e-learning course in order to acquire the applicable knowledge to deliver these workshops.
The sessions cover the following key topics:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a pack.
Last updated: September 2017
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
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