Most people are aware of the risks of tobacco use. Young people are often aware of these risks but these do not always seem 'real' enough to put them off smoking.
Many young people assume they will be able to stop smoking whenever they choose, but smoking is highly addictive. By the time the young person understands the risks many will find it very difficult to stop smoking.
4% of 13 year olds and 15% of 15 year olds are regular smokers
(taken from 2008 SALSUS survey)
Information on our prevention programmes in primary and secondary schools can be found by clicking here.
Smoking Cessation Toolkit for Young People: A toolkit for practioners
This toolkit was developed by Glasgow Community Health Partnership (CHP) North West on behalf of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Tobacco Action Group. The toolkit was developed to help support trained stop smoking advisors to deliver interventions that support a young person in their quit attempt. Smoking Cessation Toolkit for Young People (2.57 MB)
Developing Tobacco Policies for Youth Projects - Guidance and support for implementing smoke-free policies
ASH Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Smokefree Services have developed a tobacco policy support guide for voluntary sector organisations and groups that work with young people.
The tobacco policy guide aims to encourage and support organisations to extend their tobacco policies beyond simply stating where staff and young people can and cannot smoke and instead focus on:
The guidance document can be downloaded below:
Glasgow Girls Football Team U17'S
As part of our ongoing committment in engaging with youth based activities within the