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Description

Aim: To give young people information about smoking in order for them to make informed decisions. Introduction: The effects on health of smoking are well known, yet each year many young people start. Through information and discussion young people will be challenged regarding their attitudes to smoking. Taken from the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Health and Lifestyle L4

Resources

Activity 1
• Pens
• The Facts About Smoking’ template

Activity 2
• Pens
• Paper
• Calculators
• Holiday Brochures
• Retail Catalogues
• Laptop or PC
• The Cost of Smoking template

Instructions

Activity 1 - The Facts About Smoking

Aim: To present facts about smoking to lead into a discussion regarding health issues.

Instructions:
• Explain that you are going to discuss smoking and that the young people are to complete a sheet on smoking facts.
• Distribute The Facts About smoking’ template.
• Discuss.

Tips / Advice:
Remember that some young people will come from homes with regular smokers and some facts could cause distress.

Activity 2 - The Cost of Smoking

Aim: To introduce the financial costs of smoking and to consider how else this money could have been used.

Instructions:
• Distribute The Cost of Smoking’ template
• Find cut the cost of a packet of cigarettes.
• Calculate the cost of smoking if 10, 20, 30 per day are smoked.
• How much would a smoker spend in a year?
• If appropriate construct a spreadsheet.
• From calculated figures use catalogues and brochures to see what you didn’t smoke.
• Young people could cut out the pictures and make a poster.
• Which would you rather have, a fantastic holiday or 20 cigarettes a day?

Tips / Advice:
Remember that some young people will come from homes with regular smokers and some facts could cause distress. There should be no criticism of lifestyles

Activity 3 - Why Do People Smoke ?

Aim: To discuss the factors that cause people to smoke despite the health and financial Implications.

Instructions:
• Remind young people of some of facts from session 1 (these could be displayed around room).
• Remind young people of financial costs learned in session 2.
• Ask the group — if we know the facts, why do people still smoke?
• Some of the responses might include peer pressure, media portrayal etc.
• Be prepared to lead a discussion on the issues that arise.

Tips / Advice:
It may be that some of your young people do smoke. Be prepared to support them in decisions that they are making.

For full details see the BB Company Section Discoverer Pro Pack, Health and Lifestyle L4

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