Barb Tarbox: A Life Cut Short by Tobacco
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.
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.SKU: 7-515
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.SKU: 3-316
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.SKU: 3-315
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.Download the Your Choices Matter Lesson PlansSKU: 2-120