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1 Smoking – no safe amount! A presentation for pupils in years 6 & 7 as part of the local ‘Stoptober’ campaign

2 The Government use big media campaigns to try and encourage people to change behaviour that is or could be harmful to their health On September 8 th the Stoptober campaign started! Stoptober is the 28 day stop smoking challenge

3 Did you know……. “Children who live with parents or siblings who smoke are up to 3 times more likely to become smokers themselves than children of non-smoking households”. http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_108.pdf Why is that??????

4 Did you know…… Tobacco contains a drug called Nicotine Nicotine is addictive

5 Find out how long it takes for nicotine to travel to the brain. Find out about the ‘happy’ hormone dopamine. Find out what being addicted means.

6 Why Stop Smoking? 19.5% of adults in the UK smoke That’s about 1 in 5 Half of these people will die early from a smoking related illness That’s more than all other preventable causes of death put together

7 Additional facts and figures about young people and smoking http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_108.pdf What does this table tell us about young people and smoking? What do you think about these statistics? Is this good or bad?

8 What does this graph tell you about young people and smoking? What do you notice about differences between age and gender? http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB14579/smok-drin-drug-youn-peop-eng-2013-rep.pdf

9 Media clips Campaigns about smoking, like Stoptober, are one way that the government use to tell people about smoking and help them to stop. The following clips have been shown on TV during different campaigns to help people quit smoking As you watch them, think about… – What messages does this advert give about smoking? – Does it work? – Why? Or why not?

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15 Stoptober is a campaign based on positive messages about being smokefree It also shows people that with support from friends and family, it can be easier to quit Smokefree South Gloucestershire are the free service to help people aged 12+ who want to quit smoking The school will send out information for young people and their parents about where they can go for help to stop Additional information about Stoptober and giving up smoking

16 Stoptober www.southglos.gov.uk/stoptober smokefree@southglos.gov.uk 01454 865502


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