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.
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
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.SKU: 3-V-358
Tobacco Smoke: The Risk to Unborn Babies, Pregnant Women, and Children
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 ProfessionalsSKU: 3-306
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