Helping young people to make healthy choices (including not using tobacco products) is an important part of public health. Our Health Promoter offers many opportunities for youth and young adults to be involved in education or advocacy campaigns to promote healthy, tobacco-free living. Volunteer hours, free training and exciting initiatives are just some of the great reasons to get involved.
LML “Love My Life… Tobacco Free”
Love My Life offers young people the chance to influence their environments by encouraging tobacco-free policies to promote healthy living. This campaign uses youth engagement to help develop leadership skills and health promotion messaging for peer influence.
FTI “Freeze the Industry”
Freeze the Industry is a campaign that raises awareness about ways the tobacco industry makes their products appealing to young people. They have already taken on flavours and flashy tobacco packaging. Stay tuned to see how they are helping the move towards a #TobaccoFreeGeneration.
Smoke-Free Movies raises awareness about the effects of on-screen smoking in movies and gathers support to make future movies rated G, PG, PG-13 and 14A smoke-free in Ontario. The evidence is clear that movies help the Tobacco Industry recruit new customers.
Resources and Information for Kids in Grades K–12 and Teachers too!