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.
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
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.SKU: 3-308
E-cigarettes: Facts and Myths – A Safer Alternative or Another Dangerous Habit?
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
Your Choices Matter Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans, 2020
For use in conjunction with the Your Choices Matter Video and Facilitator’s Guide, the Your Choices Matter Lesson Plans are a way to take the discussion of infant mortality and health behaviours 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.
The Facilitator’s Guide and Lesson Plans 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 outcomes 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.Download the Your Choices Matter Facilitator’s GuideSKU: 2-121