Smoking and Tobacco
  • A Smoke-Free Home Right from the Start

    A Smoke-Free Home Right from the Start

    Brochure, 2012


    Outlines some of the harmful effects smoking and environmental tobacco smoke can have on pregnancy, as well as effects on children. Offers some tips on quitting.

    Brochure, 2012


    Outlines some of the harmful effects smoking and environmental tobacco smoke can have on pregnancy, as well as effects on children. Offers some tips on quitting.



    SKU: 3-301
  • All You Need to Know about Tobacco in 17 Minutes

    All You Need to Know about Tobacco in 17 Minutes

    Video, 2011


    Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. Viewers learn about the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke and are alerted to the hazards of second-hand and third-hand smoke. Long-term and short-term health risks are discussed, from shortness of breath to lung cancer. The video emphasizes the unique dangers of smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products including snus. Doctors share details about how nicotine quickly leads to addiction. The video also explores the misleading marketing tactics meant to lure young people into smoking. Several young ex-smokers describe how difficult it is to quit tobacco. Strong non-use message is sure to resonate with young teens.

    This video includes 42-Page Teacher’s Resource Book.

    Audience: Grades 5-9

    Video, 2011


    Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. Viewers learn about the toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke and are alerted to the hazards of second-hand and third-hand smoke. Long-term and short-term health risks are discussed, from shortness of breath to lung cancer. The video emphasizes the unique dangers of smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products including snus. Doctors share details about how nicotine quickly leads to addiction. The video also explores the misleading marketing tactics meant to lure young people into smoking. Several young ex-smokers describe how difficult it is to quit tobacco. Strong non-use message is sure to resonate with young teens.

    This video includes 42-Page Teacher’s Resource Book.

    Audience: Grades 5-9

    SKU: 3-V-350
  • Avoid the Heat

    Information Card, 2016


    Saskatchewan has legislation to protect children from the harms associated with second-hand smoke when in vehicles. This information card is aimed at parents and caregivers. The card outlines the harms associated with second-hand smoke and encourages everyone to make their vehicles smoke-free.

    Information Card, 2016


    Saskatchewan has legislation to protect children from the harms associated with second-hand smoke when in vehicles. This information card is aimed at parents and caregivers. The card outlines the harms associated with second-hand smoke and encourages everyone to make their vehicles smoke-free.



    SKU: 3-316
  • Barb Tarbox: A Life Cut Short by Tobacco

    Barb Tarbox: A Life Cut Short by Tobacco

    Video, 2003


    Barb Tarbox, a 42-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta was diagnosed with Stage Four terminal lung cancer after smoking since grade 7. Refusing to let cigarettes take another life, Barb began speaking to students across Canada warning of the dangers associated with smoking. This video captures the spirit of Barb’s presentations and the passion that characterized the last months of her life.

    WARNING: This video contains emotional material regarding Barb Tarbox’s experience with lung cancer, and some content may be disturbing to preteens. Viewer discretion is advised.

    Audience: Grades 7‐12.

    Video, 2003


    Barb Tarbox, a 42-year-old woman from Edmonton, Alberta was diagnosed with Stage Four terminal lung cancer after smoking since grade 7. Refusing to let cigarettes take another life, Barb began speaking to students across Canada warning of the dangers associated with smoking. This video captures the spirit of Barb’s presentations and the passion that characterized the last months of her life.

    WARNING: This video contains emotional material regarding Barb Tarbox’s experience with lung cancer, and some content may be disturbing to preteens. Viewer discretion is advised.

    Audience: Grades 7‐12.

    SKU: 3-V-358
  • Children Need to Breathe More than you Need to Smoke

    Children Need to Breathe More than You Need to Smoke

    Brochure, 2012


    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.

    Brochure, 2012


    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.



    SKU: 3-308
  • E-cigarettes: Facts & Myths a Safer Alternative or Another Dangerous Habit?

    E-cigarettes: Facts and Myths – A Safer Alternative or Another Dangerous Habit?

    Video, 2016


    A 16-minute video about the facts and health & safety risks of electronic cigarettes. This video includes a disc with a summary and quiz you can download. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for grade seven to adult.

    Video, 2016


    A 16-minute video about the facts and health & safety risks of electronic cigarettes. This video includes a disc with a summary and quiz you can download. The information is presented in clear language and is suitable for grade seven to adult.

    SKU: 3-V-360
  • 4-301: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and Risks to Children

    Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and Risks to Children

    Fact Sheet, 2016


    This fact sheet defines what electronic cigarette devices are and how they can be harmful to the health of children and youth. This resource outlines tips for parents to avoid injury or accidental poisoning from electronic cigarettes.

    Fact Sheet, 2016


    This fact sheet defines what electronic cigarette devices are and how they can be harmful to the health of children and youth. This resource outlines tips for parents to avoid injury or accidental poisoning from electronic cigarettes.



    SKU: 4-301
  • Everything You Need to Know about E-cigarettes, Vaping, and Hookahs

    Everything You Need to Know about E-cigarettes, Vaping, and Hookahs

    Video, 2016


    This program offers frequently asked questions about electronic cigarettes and provides evidence about e-cigarettes and vaping. The video addresses beliefs and myths about devices known as e-cigarettes or hookahs. It also provides information about the advertising techniques used by tobacco companies to promote the products. Real teens share their experiences with e-cigarettes.

    The video includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary

    Video, 2016


    This program offers frequently asked questions about electronic cigarettes and provides evidence about e-cigarettes and vaping. The video addresses beliefs and myths about devices known as e-cigarettes or hookahs. It also provides information about the advertising techniques used by tobacco companies to promote the products. Real teens share their experiences with e-cigarettes.

    The video includes a PDF copy of teacher’s resource book.

    Audience: Grade 7-Post Secondary

    SKU: 3-V-356
  • Grade 6 Sample Unit on Tobacco: Affirming Personal Standards – Tobacco: Can I Be Healthier?

    Grade 6 Sample Unit on Tobacco: Affirming Personal Standards – Tobacco: Can I Be Healthier?

    Guide and Manual, 2015


    This online resource includes current information about tobacco, related topics, and provides learning activities for Saskatchewan teachers to use in classroom settings.

    To promote further awareness on tobacco prevention, this unit was collaboratively developed to introduce the health and social issues related to tobacco for youth.

    Complete with links to other resources, this online unit promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages youth to further explore health behaviours.

    Guide and Manual, 2015


    This online resource includes current information about tobacco, related topics, and provides learning activities for Saskatchewan teachers to use in classroom settings.

    To promote further awareness on tobacco prevention, this unit was collaboratively developed to introduce the health and social issues related to tobacco for youth.

    Complete with links to other resources, this online unit promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages youth to further explore health behaviours.



    SKU: 3-315
  • 7-515: HIV Smoking and Pregnancy Fact Sheet

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Fact Sheet, 2019


    This fact sheet explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Fact Sheet, 2019


    This fact sheet explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.



    SKU: 7-515
  • 7-516: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Information Card, 2019


    This information card explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-516
  • 7-517: HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    HIV, Pregnancy, and Tobacco Use

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

    Poster, 2019


    This poster explains that for women living with HIV, 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 quit or reduce their tobacco use.

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    SKU: 7-517
  • Make Your Home and Car Smoke-Free: A Guide to Protecting Your Family from Second-Hand Smoke

    Make Your Home and Car Smoke-free: A Guide to Protecting Your Family from Second-Hand Smoke

    Brochure, 2006


    This booklet talks about the effects about second-hand smoke and the benefits of a smoke-free home and car. There are guidelines to follow to help plan a smoke-free environment for the whole family. This booklet includes a smoke-free space sticker for office or car window and a fridge magnet.

    Please order this resource directly from www.hc-sc.gc.ca

    Brochure, 2006


    This booklet talks about the effects about second-hand smoke and the benefits of a smoke-free home and car. There are guidelines to follow to help plan a smoke-free environment for the whole family. This booklet includes a smoke-free space sticker for office or car window and a fridge magnet.

    Please order this resource directly from www.hc-sc.gc.ca


    SKU: 3-312
  • Nicotine and the Brain

    Nicotine and the Brain

    Video, 2005


    Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known. This program explains just how nicotine affects the brain and why it is so addicting. Includes a state-of-the-art treatment section as well as a copier-ready handout.

    Video, 2005


    Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known. This program explains just how nicotine affects the brain and why it is so addicting. Includes a state-of-the-art treatment section as well as a copier-ready handout.

    SKU: 3-V-361
  • Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children

    Sacred Tobacco, Sacred Children

    Video, 2012


    This video is for Aboriginal parents and caregivers. It offers real stories from Aboriginal families who have smoke-free homes. The families talk about the approaches that worked for them. The purpose of the video is to: 1) discuss the impact of second-hand smoke on young families; 2) understand the difference between sacred use of traditional tobacco and recreational use of commercial tobacco; and 3) share strategies to reduce the impact of recreational use of tobacco on children. This video includes a Facilitator’s Guide.

    Video, 2012


    This video is for Aboriginal parents and caregivers. It offers real stories from Aboriginal families who have smoke-free homes. The families talk about the approaches that worked for them. The purpose of the video is to: 1) discuss the impact of second-hand smoke on young families; 2) understand the difference between sacred use of traditional tobacco and recreational use of commercial tobacco; and 3) share strategies to reduce the impact of recreational use of tobacco on children. This video includes a Facilitator’s Guide.

    SKU: 3-V-359
  • Smoking and ETS

    Smoking and ETS

    Fact Sheet, 2003


    This fact sheet outlines the hazards of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to pregnant women and to children.

    Fact Sheet, 2003


    This fact sheet outlines the hazards of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to pregnant women and to children.



    SKU: 3-303
  • 3-313: Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All

    Smoking and Quitting: Clean Air for All

    Booklet, 2011


    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.

    To avoid shipping charges, please order directly from Health Canada, Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. Also available for order or download at www.knowledgex.camh.net.

    Booklet, 2011


    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.

    To avoid shipping charges, please order directly from Health Canada, Centre of Addiction and Mental Health. Also available for order or download at www.knowledgex.camh.net.


    SKU: 3-313
  • I Am Your Child Video Series: Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You’re Pregnant

    Stop Smoking Now: Reasons Not to Smoke When You’re Pregnant – I Am Your Child Video Series

    Video, 2005


    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.

    Video, 2005


    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 Right Time the Right Reasons... Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

    The Right Time the Right Reasons … Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

    Booklet, 2014


    This booklet is based on fathers’ experiences of reducing and quitting smoking and is designed for men to further their understanding of the challenges associated with being a father who smokes. Exploring the route to reducing or quitting is the first step in the journey to becoming a smoke-free father. This booklet was designed by the University of British Columbia. Adaptations have been made to meet the needs of Saskatchewan fathers.

    Booklet, 2014


    This booklet is based on fathers’ experiences of reducing and quitting smoking and is designed for men to further their understanding of the challenges associated with being a father who smokes. Exploring the route to reducing or quitting is the first step in the journey to becoming a smoke-free father. This booklet was designed by the University of British Columbia. Adaptations have been made to meet the needs of Saskatchewan fathers.

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    SKU: 3-314
  • The Totally Disgusting Tobacco Gross out Video

    The Totally Disgusting Tobacco Gross out Video

    Video, 2008


    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 5-9

    Video, 2008


    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 5-9

    SKU: 3-V-351
  • Tobacco Smoke: The Risk to Unborn Babies, Pregnant Women, and Children

    Tobacco Smoke: The Risk to Unborn Babies, Pregnant Women, and Children

    Booklet, 2010


    This booklet outlines the problems that can result from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke. Information focuses on the types of smoke, issues in sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy complications, and effects on the newborn, infants, and children. Includes information on how to protect children and pregnant women from the effects of tobacco smoke.

    Audience: Developed for Professionals

    Booklet, 2010


    This booklet outlines the problems that can result from smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke. Information focuses on the types of smoke, issues in sexual and reproductive health, pregnancy complications, and effects on the newborn, infants, and children. Includes information on how to protect children and pregnant women from the effects of tobacco smoke.

    Audience: Developed for Professionals


    SKU: 3-306
  • Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s Guide

    Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s Guide

    Guide and Manual, 2014


    In conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video, the Facilitator’s Guide can be used to engage youth and communities to have conversations about health and behaviour choices that they are making today to ensure the best health outcome for themselves and their future children. The guide provides background information and several lesson plans, which can be used in the classroom or in a group setting, to address the various topics introduced in the video.

    While the Your Choices Matter Video is meant to introduce the topic of infant mortality and health behaviours, the lesson plans are a way to take this a step further. Each lesson addresses common risk factors for infant mortality and can help guide discussion about the impact of these risk factors for youth today and in the future, and for their future children. Each lesson has been linked to the Saskatchewan Curriculum and, where applicable, includes marking rubrics.

    Guide and Manual, 2014


    In conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video, the Facilitator’s Guide can be used to engage youth and communities to have conversations about health and behaviour choices that they are making today to ensure the best health outcome for themselves and their future children. The guide provides background information and several lesson plans, which can be used in the classroom or in a group setting, to address the various topics introduced in the video.

    While the Your Choices Matter Video is meant to introduce the topic of infant mortality and health behaviours, the lesson plans are a way to take this a step further. Each lesson addresses common risk factors for infant mortality and can help guide discussion about the impact of these risk factors for youth today and in the future, and for their future children. Each lesson has been linked to the Saskatchewan Curriculum and, where applicable, includes marking rubrics.



    SKU: 2-120