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Peer Education

This is another smoking intervention, mainly for the Year 8 (12-13) age group. The programme enables young people to provide useful and accurate information about smoking and all related topics to their peers, based around the idea that young people often tend to look for advice from other young people their own age.

Our trained advisors also run Tar Jar workshops, which shows young people the many negative impacts of smoking on the human body. The session finishes with participants creating their own jar of tar to recreate how much tar a 10-a-day smoker would inhale over a year. This is used by local stop-smoking advisors as a tool to encourage potential quitters.