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Currie community high school is a smoke free zone:
• We believe that everyone has the right to
breathe clean air
• This me...
Why are we doing this?
• Smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death and ill
health in our society
• N...
The story so far…
• 28 students trained as no smoking peer supporters.
• S2 Teenage Cancer Trust talk every year
• Student...
S3 Graphics Class
THIS IS A SMOKE FREE ZONE!
Policy Student found using cigarettes,
vapours or e-cigarettes in or
around school grounds
Asked to stop smoking /
product...
Support
• If you are a smoker, stopping smoking remains the single most
important thing you can do to improve your health....
Support
Students can access the NHS smoking cessation service for advice or an
appointment*:
• Text “Stop smoking” to 0796...
Summary
The vast majority of pupils and staff at Currie Community High School
do not smoke and never will. They have a rig...
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Smoke free assembly presentation

  1. 1. Currie community high school is a smoke free zone: • We believe that everyone has the right to breathe clean air • This means the use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes & vapourizers, are not permitted in or around school grounds • We are working together with ASH Scotland and the NHS to reduce the number of students and staff who smoke.
  2. 2. Why are we doing this? • Smoking is the single most preventable cause of premature death and ill health in our society • Nobody smokes their first cigarette thinking they’ll be a smoker, but if you’re experimenting it’s easy to become hooked. • Every day in Scotland, a classroom full of young people take up smoking – that’s 13,000 young Scots each year. • Two thirds of smokers start before they are 18 – most regret having done so. • Most adult smokers start in their teens, half of them will be killed by their habit - on average, they’ll pay nearly £2,000 a year for the privilege. • E-cigarettes/vapours are not currently recognised as a safe ‘stop smoking’ resource & the law prohibits the sale or supply to under 18s. Therefore the use or possession of e-cigarettes amongst young people is also prohibited at Currie Community High School.
  3. 3. The story so far… • 28 students trained as no smoking peer supporters. • S2 Teenage Cancer Trust talk every year • Student, staff and parental survey • No smoking day events • Lessons in PSE and across the curriculum • Progress shared via school newsletter and information on website • Increased supervision around the school and in the community • S3 Graphics Class designed new signs • Updated School No Smoking Policy • NHS stop smoking support in school
  4. 4. S3 Graphics Class THIS IS A SMOKE FREE ZONE!
  5. 5. Policy Student found using cigarettes, vapours or e-cigarettes in or around school grounds Asked to stop smoking / products confiscated Year head / Pupil support leader informed - Support & advice offered Parents/carers informed Refer to NHS stop smoking facilitator It is an offence to smoke in all enclosed public spaces and in the grounds of Edinburgh Council property Pupils supplying tobacco products to other young people will be reported to the School Link Police Officer and parents/carers informed
  6. 6. Support • If you are a smoker, stopping smoking remains the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. • With support and appropriate medication you are FOUR times more likely to successfully stop smoking.
  7. 7. Support Students can access the NHS smoking cessation service for advice or an appointment*: • Text “Stop smoking” to 07969 530 266 • Call 0131 537 7154 • Email: SmokeFreeYouth@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk • Speak to your PSL Apps: * Appointments are confidential & can be arranged outside of school
  8. 8. Summary The vast majority of pupils and staff at Currie Community High School do not smoke and never will. They have a right to clean air and a healthy learning environment/workplace. At Currie High School we aim to focus on: Prevention – creating an environment where young people choose not to smoke, through education and positive role models (staff & students) Protection – protecting people from second-hand smoke. Cessation – helping people quit smoking

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