Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All
Children worry when they see people they care about doing something dangerous to their health. Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All (PDF) is a storybook for use with children in Grades 1 to 5 that will help them find answers to their questions, as well as make it easier for them to talk to teachers, parents, caregivers, and other family members about their thoughts and feelings about smoking. Smoking and Quitting has been awarded Curriculum Services Canada’s (CSC) Seal of Quality. Available in limited quantities and in French.
HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use
Information Card, 2012
This information card explains that for women living with HIV/AIDS, smoking tobacco during pregnancy can increase the chances that HIV will be passed to the baby. Websites are listed to help pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to become tobacco free.SKU: 7-516
Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You’re Pregnant – I Am Your Child Video Series
When you’re pregnant, everything you eat, drink, and breathe affects your health and your baby’s health. So when you smoke, your baby does too.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your baby. When you stop smoking, you:
- Increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get,
- Lower the risk that your baby will be born too early, and
- Increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
No matter how long you have been smoking, quitting smoking also benefits your health, gives you more energy, and lets you feel good about what you’ve done for yourself and your baby. This video provides support, guidance, and information about resources to help you resist the urge to smoke.SKU: 5-V-521
The Totally Disgusting Tobacco Gross out Video
As the title suggests, this video goes for the gross-out factor, presenting students with a graphic look at all things vile and disgusting (and there are many!) about using tobacco products. The story revolves around Josie, a middle school student who is preparing a video on the dangers of tobacco use for a health class assignment, despite the disbelieving attitude from her peers – including her boyfriend, Miguel, a smoker himself. As she develops her video project, she shows her friends clips of hairy tongues, yellow teeth, dripping phlegm, oozing tar, diseased lungs, laryngectomies (neck breathers), wrinkled skin, cancerous tumors, and more, until they just can’t take it anymore. Not for the fainthearted, this video’s imagery will linger long in students’ minds and remind them to never consider using tobacco products.This video includes a 44-Page Teacher's Resource Book.
Audience: Grades 5-9SKU: 3-V-351
Children Need to Breathe More than You Need to Smoke
This brochure, targeted to parents and caregivers, outlines the health effects of second-hand tobacco smoke on children. Issues presented include ear, throat, and lung infections, asthma, allergies, SIDS, and overall status of health. Support for the development of the brochure was provided from the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy Initiative of Health Canada.