Taking action on smoking and health
By reviewing and updating the way tobacco education is delivered in school you can actively promote a smoke-free culture in your school environment.
In this video Bathgate Academy and Deans Community High School talk about the benefits of integrating tobacco education across the curriculum.
We have developed materials and resources to help teachers confidently deliver high quality, up-to-date tobacco education across the curriculum.
The tobacco-free schools resource pack provides everything you need you need to feel confident to deliver tobacco prevention education.
The skills that young people develop by engaging in these activities are designed to inspire confidence, self-esteem, resilience and decision making skills.
There’s a focus on active group tasks, group discussion, links to video clips, game based activities and printable resources to allow staff to develop lessons relevant to the learning needs of the young people you work with.
Every secondary school in Scotland is eligible for one FREE copy of the resource pack. Email us to request a copy.
The tobacco-free schools pack, additional resources, tools and templates are all available online. To access the pack:
Please download the user guide for further details on accessing our eLearning site.
Each of the activities links to health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes within the Curriculum for Excellence.
We know subject teachers play an important role in delivering on health and wellbeing and each activity indicates where additional subject specific experiences and outcomes can be met.
The tobacco-free schools pack is interdisciplinary and covers topics including the benefits of being smoke-free, dealing with pressure, building confidence, e-cigarettes and vaping, mental health, physical activity, finances, the law and the environment.
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.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.