By Vanessa Rogers

For plenty of kids, smoking is in all places - humans on tv and in movies smoke, their mom and dad may perhaps smoke, and plenty of in their neighbors will most likely smoke. If each person else is doing it, why should not they? This source is full of actions that tell kids concerning the evidence and support them to imagine and speak about the entire concerns relating to smoking with the intention to make optimistic, trained offerings. The actions think about how smoking can have an effect on well-being, habit, how one can focus on peer strain, smoking and the media, younger people's attitudes to smoking, and smoking and society. actions on giving up smoking, aid and motivation also are integrated. those enjoyable yet informative actions could be nice to take advantage of with adolescents elderly 11-19, in teams and on-to-one. academics, formative years staff, drug aid employees, early life offending groups and social employees will all locate this a useful source.

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Advertising cigarettes doesn’t encourage smoking. 55 A Little Book of tobacco Messages Aim This activity enables young people to explore the messages that they have received about smoking and tobacco and how this has or hasn’t influenced their personal beliefs and decisions. You will need • Six pieces of flipchart paper • Sticky tack • Coloured markers How to do it In advance, take the pieces of flipchart paper and label them ‘FRIENDS’, ‘ADULT YOU LIVE WITH’, ‘YOUTH WORKER/TEACHER’, ‘MEDIA’. Start the activity by explaining that people learn about things from a wide range of sources.

Smoking can cause disease of this major organ 3. Smoking can cause long- and short- – – – – damage to the human body 4. Another way of saying ‘breathed in’ 5. To give up 7. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of this disease 11. Hand-rolled cigarettes 13. Another word for ‘friends’ 15. Unscramble the letters CNNEITIO 17. People who smoke are likely to do this younger 20. What a smoker does to try to get some tar and mucus out of their lungs copyright © vanessa rogers 2012  21. Cigarettes come in packs of this and 20 22.

Finally ask them to write down why they decided to buy it from that particular place. For example, was it based on the cost, the store itself, availability, or perhaps it was an ethical choice based on the values of the seller. Divide the main group into fours/fives and ask them to go through their papers together, opening and discussing each point one by one. Ask them to note down any key themes emerging. Invite feedback from each group, asking further questions and pulling out similarities. Go on to explain that companies spend millions of pounds or dollars employing marketers who try to understand why people buy what they buy.

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