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Social Media Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents (jpg format)
Social Media Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents (pdf format)

Movie Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents (jpg format)
Movie Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents (pdf format)

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

To improve the wellness of New Brunswickers, government officials and stakeholders have to know where the major challenges are in terms of wellness.

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. Student wellness is important to both wellness and education, as research has demonstrated the relationship between academic achievement and student wellness — healthy students are better learners.

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Kindergarten to Grade 5 (2013-2014): 

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Kindergarten to Grade 5 (2016-2017):

New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey- Grades 6-12 (2015-2016)

Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey
Statistics Canada and Health Canada - 2018
This national survey—which measures tobacco, alcohol and drug use among Canadian students in grades 7 to 12 (secondary I to V in Quebec)—provides valuable information that will inform approaches to addressing complex health and social issues such as the problematic use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, including opioids and cannabis.

Summary of the results for 2016-2017
Detailed tables of the survey data for 2016-2017

Summary of the results for 2014-2015
Detailed tables of the survey data for 2014-2015

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:




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

Micro-Grants for Cannabis or Vaping Public Education
Health Canada (2019)
New micro-grants program to support public education about the health effects of cannabis and/or the risks of vaping. These micro-grants are offered up to $1,000 to support smaller public education projects.   

Heart Smart Kids
The HeartSmart Kids™ (HSK) is for students in grades K to 6 in Indigenous communities across the country. This program is designed to help educators teach children and families how to lead healthy lifestyles by providing free print resources for every student. A section about Tobacco-Free living is included. If you are a teacher or health educator of students in grades K-6, register and complete the short and convenient online training to become an official HeartSmart Kids™ (HSK) educator – certificate included! After completing the training you will have access to background information on each health topic, online support, options to share stories and feedback, plus easy annual reordering – all for free!