STRUCTURE: Sussex Community NHS Trust stop smoking service has launched a stop smoking education resource for teachers delivering personal, social and health education lessons to year 8-11.

The resource contains a CD-ROM with lesson plans, worksheets, background information and answer sheets. In addition, it includes a DVD film, produced in collaboration with a group of sixth form students.

The film combines facts about the dangers of smoking with humour and includes graphic and factual interviews about the consequences and health effects of smoking with NHS cardiac nurses, surgeons and pathologists.

Emma Starling, stop smoking coordinator at SCT, said “We want to make the delivery of tobacco education easier for teachers to prepare and deliver.

“The resource concentrates on the impact of smoking, not just on young people’s health, but on the other issues that are relevant to young people, including the impact the tobacco industry has on the environment, child labour and tobacco legislation issues.”

The stop smoking resource Health Education – smoking is available from SCT’s stop smoking service.

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