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1 1 Flinders University 2005 Curriculum Studies-Health and PE students Sally Martin Prevention Officer-Young people and Schools

2 2 Tobacco use & health: the facts Largest single cause of preventable death and disease in Australia Responsible for over 80% drug related deaths per year One out of two long term smokers will die prematurely from tobacco related diseases. Eight out of ten new smokers are under the age of young Australians take up smoking each year

3 3 Tobacco use & links to Marijuana use Young cigarette smokers are 14 times more likely to try marijuana 84% of the kids studied who have tried marijuana have smoked cigarettes within the past 30 days 57% of kids that have tried marijuana first smoked cigarettes A report by the National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the American Legacy Foundation

4 4 ESTIMATED DRUG RELATED DEATHS Australia 1998 Tobacco 81.6% Alcohol 14.0% Illicits 4.4%

5 5 Have smoking rates declined among young people in SA? Smoking Prevalence (previous week) Source: TCRE. Smoking among South Australian school students - Results from the 2002 ASSAD survey. Adelaide: Tobacco Control Research Evaluation Unit, 2003

6 6 Family members who smoke Peer influence Rebellion Media Role models Availability Low socio-economic status Having a large amount of money to spend Perceived benefits Uptake of smoking

7 7 Comprehensive tobacco control includes Cessation Media Smoke-free places Legislation Sales to minors Taxation and pricing Research and evaluation Prevention

8 8 Tobacco Prevention The Health Promoting Schools Approach Curriculum, teaching, learning Provide learning programs about health, well- being and tobacco related harm. These programs are sequential and relevant to the stage of development. School organisation, ethos & environment The learning and care environment is smoke-free. Tobacco use/smoking is addressed primarily as health and safety issue. Partnerships & Services All members of school community work together to enable/maintain a smoke-free environment.

9 9 A Whole School Drug Strategy

10 10 Quit SA and schools ‘Smoke-free education and child care’ guidelines For use in schools and early childhood centres Using a health promoting school approach Endorsed by the three education sectors The first section provides information The next section is the working part of the document The final section provides examples of questions to ask of whole school/ECC community (Process of being updated)

11 11 Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

12 12 TOBACCO - the truth is out there! Prevention activities for middle school students - 4 sections Who smokes? Why people choose to smoke, How to say no! Long and short term effects of smoking Passive smoking Global perspective, Laws, policies and rules about smoking, The politics of tobacco, Quitting (Download from

13 13 Smoking experience by school students in SA: 2002 Have you ever smoked even part of a cigarette? Source: TCRE. Smoking among South Australian school students - Results from the 2002 ASSAD survey. Adelaide: Tobacco Control Research Evaluation Unit, 2003

14 smoking rates 2004 National Household Survey From 1991 to 2004 Almost 30% drop in smoking rates 2001 Daily Smoking Rates (14 years and older) 2004 Daily Smoking Rates (14 years and older) 19.5%17.4% Male Daily Smoking RatesFemale Daily Smoking Rates % % % %

15 15 Critics’ Choice Encourages primary and secondary students to watch, critique and discuss 12 anti-tobacco commercials Students vote on which commercial would prevent them from taking up smoking or encourage them to quit Support notes this year around Critical Literacy and the Essential Learnings Running during Term 2 and 3, 2005

16 16 Learners move beyond simple literal understandings of what they read and view Develop skills to enable them to more critically examine and evaluate texts Ultimate aim is for learners to independently apply CL skills in their out-of-school lives SACE Curriculum Exemplars for tobacco Critical Literacy and Film making 2005-Using Critical Literacy & the Essential Learnings

17 17 An Australian anti-tobacco site for young people and health professionals Includes: Tar wars - about the insidious tobacco industry, get involved and have your say Hard facts - statistics, information sheets Interactives - how much does it cost to smoke, what's in a cigarette, interactive biopsy Resources - including Showcasing Resources Links, latest news, Send an e- postcard

18 18 Peer Support Program Activities on Tobacco & Smoking Developed in collaboration with the Peer Support Foundation of SA and Quit SA Builds on existing structures of peer leadership

19 19 School organisation, Ethos and Environment including Policy and Procedures

20 20 Keep Left Youth Smoking Cessation Guide for Schools Provide schools with an innovative approach to support young people who smoke to: quit cut down manage their smoking so they don ’ t smoke at school Views student smoking as a health and safety issue This approach does not condone smoking

21 21 Keep Left Continuum Actions that have the lowest levels of harm are to not smoke, to quit and to avoid environmental tobacco smoke

22 22 Other Initiatives/Resources National Youth Tobacco-free Day (an initiative of the Australian Network on Young People and Tobacco) -occurs every year Smarter than smoking Pamphlets, posters, information sheets, videos

23 23 Of Interest………

24 24 From ASH Website

25 25 Finding opportunities to talk about tobacco Cinema Without Cigarettes -66% of movies featuring smoking carried youth ratings of G, PG, or PG-13 Graphic warnings planned for cigarette packets Smoking in pubs, clubs and gaming rooms Jim Bacon, Premier of Tasmania, being diagnosed with/dying of lung cancer

26 26 Don’t forget

27 27 Promotions in Australia at a national student fashion show and….. At a recent dance party

28 28 Smoke-free fashion

29 29 Quit SA and schools – an overview Curriculum, teaching, learning - TOBACCO-the truth is out there Critics’ Choice OxyGen National YOUTH Tobacco-free Day Peer Support Programs Pamphlets, posters, videos Information Sheets School organisation, ethos & environment- Smoke-free Education and Child Care Guidelines Keep Left Youth Smoking Cessation Resource Training and Development Quitline Partnerships & Services eg. Working with three education sectors HPS Partnership Providing support to students, school staff, parents


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