Taking action on smoking and health
There are lots of useful resources for exploring tobacco issues with young people. Here are just some other resources you might find helpful when developing tobacco prevention education in your school.
Tobacco-free Schools Resource Pack
ASH Scotland's tobacco-free schools resource pack is linked to the Curriculum for Excellence and includes a range of practical tools to deliver high quality education on smoking, health and wellbeing.The pack addresses a range of themes including e-cigarettes, finances, mental health, the benefits of being smoke-free, dealing with pressure, building confidence and resilience.
LANDED Peer Education Service
LANDED produce a number of high quality resources to help young people learn about drugs, smoking, alcohol and sexual health. These range from interactive DVDs to games and information boards.
All LANDED resources have been developed by young people. They aim to raise awareness of topical issues from a youth perspective and use informal language and incorporate a harm reduction approach.
Scotdec: Going up in Smoke: Malawi, Tobacco and Us
Scotdec's new global citizenship resource, Going up in Smoke explores issues around children's rights, global connections, health and wellbeing and sustainable development. It includes lesson plans and activities exploring the issues in the classroom with young people aged nine to fourteen.
NHS Lothian & Edinburgh College
NHS Lothian in parnership with Edinburgh College produced a series of short films about smoking. This exciting and innovative project gave young film makers an opportunity to highlight tobacco issues from their own unique perspectives. The films are designed to be used by teachers and youth workers.
Quit Your Way
Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service from NHS 24 for anyone trying to stop smoking in Scotland. Whether someone is ready to stop, just beginnning to think about it, or are looking for information, Quit Your Way is here to help.
ASSiST Smoking Prevention Programme
ASSIST is an innovative approach to reduce adolescent smoking prevalence. The most influential 12 and 13 year old students are identified and trained to work as peer supporters who then have informal conversations with their friends about the risks of smoking and the benefits of remaining smoke-free.Aside from a reduction in smoking, schools who take part in the programme report an increase in resilience, connectedness and confidence amongst some of the students taking part.
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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