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.
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
The Right Time the Right Reasons … Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking
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.SKU: 3-314
Nicotine and the Brain
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
Everything You Need to Know about E-cigarettes, Vaping, and Hookahs
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 SecondarySKU: 3-V-356