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Resources: Children and Youth

Social Media Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents

Movie Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents 

The Smoke-free Places Act 

This legislation applies to all enclosed public places, indoor workplaces, school grounds and prohibits smoking in cars when a person under the age of 16 is present.

As of July 1, 2015, the Smoke-Free Places Act has expanded the areas in which smoking, vaping and electronic cigarettes are  not permitted to also include many public outdoor settings. 

For further information or to report a violation of the Smoke-Free Places Act, please call 1-866-234-4234.

Making Patios Smoke-free
A positive step that governments can take to further protect children, hospitality workers and the community from second-hand smoke.

Susceptibility to Smoking Amongst Youth in New Brunswick

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey
The New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey is a key project of the NB Wellness Strategy and is conducted with students in Grades 4 - 12 and parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Survey results are available for important areas of student wellness in the elementary years such as:
mental fitness, healthy weights and lifestyles and social influences and environments.  For grades 6-12survey topics include: environments, healthy weights and lifestyles, mental fitness, social relationships and influences, and tobacco and other substance use.

Youth Smoking Survey
The Youth Smoking Survey (YSS) is published by Health Canada and provides timely and accurate monitoring of the tobacco use in school aged children (grades 6-12). (* note NB did not participate in 2010-2011 or 2012-2013, therefore links to the 2008-2009 report is also include below:

2012-2013

2010-2011

2008-2009

School Wellness Grants:
New Brunswick Department of Social Development

              
Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook

The Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook provides information about the program and details on how to implement a Tobacco Free Sport program/policy in a sport organization or school.


Topics included in the Handbook:
   -  What, why, goals & objectives
   -  Ten steps towards Tobacco Free Sport
   -  Ways to use the Tobacco Free Sport Logo
   -  Partners
   -  Policy template
   -  Fact sheets
   -  Youth fact sheets
   -  Coaches’ notes
   -  Sport specific fact sheet
   -  Contact information

What does Tobacco-Free Sport Mean?
This presentation provides information on why Tobacco Free Sport should be implemented.

Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) - Healthy School Planner
To assist schools in creating and sustaining a healthy school, the Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) has developed the Healthy School Planner, a tool that will help schools assess the health of their school and support them in developing an action plan for making improvements.    
                                           
How to use the Healthy School Planner 
                
Information Package for Evidence-Informed Interventions:
Effective Tobacco Use Prevention Interventions for Youth Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit's (OTRU) On-line Course

The course is comprised of four modules including one on prevention which focuses on patterns of smoking initiation, factors influencing smoking uptake and prevention interventions.

BettertoBreathe - Youth Advisory Committees on Tobacco Awareness, Prevention and Cessation 

CAAWS- Active & Free Young Women, Physical Activity and Tobacco 

Guide to Protecting your Child Against Tobacco Use: Health Canada

Youth Zone- Health Canada: Health Concerns Fact sheet

Teaming Up for Tobacco Free Kids:Teacher’s Resource Kit: Alberta Health Services

A Report of the Surgeon General: Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: We Can Make the Next Generation Tobacco Free

Play, Live. Be Tobacco-Free Website

Play, Live. Be Tobacco-Free: A Guide for Developing Tobacco-free Sport and Recreation Policies and By-Laws

Tobacco Free Youth Sport and Recreation: How to Get There

Quit 4 Life - Break the Habit

The new Health Canada Quit4Life (Q4L) web site can help you to quit smoking... for life. Q4L is organized around 4 central steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, Get On With It. The site has been re-designed as an interactive and personalized 4 week web program. Check out the Quit 4 Life website now!

Exposure to Onscreen Tobacco in Movies among Ontario Youth 2004-2013

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children: Trends Report 1990-2010: Public Health Agency of Canada - (Refer to chapter 9 for information on tobacco smoking)

Evaluation of Retailers' Behaviour Towards Certain Youth Access-to-Tobacco Restrictions- 2014 Key Results