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No smokes study guides

by Menzies School of Health Research

Resource package
Year 2012
City Darwin
Publisher Menzies School of Health Research


No smokes study guides provide teachers with culturally relevant lesson plans about the impact of smoking on Indigenous communities. These educational resources can be used in upper primary and throughout high school to support teachers in preparing individual lessons and/or creating units of work using the No Smokes program material. The writers are aware of the diverse nature of Indigenous education, and so these resources can be applied and modified to suit Indigenous students in urban settings, as well as those in rural and remote contexts where English may be a second, third or fourth language.

This resource package contains six study guides:

  • 'introduction' study guide - explains the resource package and how it fits within the curriculum
  • 'the facts' study guide - looks at smoking in the context of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, including the history of tobacco use, tobacco legislation, the cost of smoking and what's in a cigarette
  • 'smoking calculator' study guide - an interactive online tool to highlight the real cost of cigarettes to health and the wallet (this guide requires an internet connection)
  • 'your health' study guide - highlights the health effects of smoking on each part of the body, and explores topics such as smoking during pregnancy, passive smoking, smoking's effect on appearance, mental health and the benefits of quitting
  • 'quitting' study guide - looks at quitting, starting with an explanation of the process of addiction and moves onto other areas, such as changing how a person thinks about smoking, ways to quit, why people relapse and helping others quit
  • 'stories' study guide - contains personal and inspirational video stories from smokers, non-smokers, successful quitters and more, with the majority of the videos featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. These stories can be used to reinforce and contextualise the information covered in any of the other units.

Abstract adapted from Menzies School of Health Research



Related program(s)

  • No smokes

    The No smokes project, developed by the Menzies School of Health Research, was a national anti-tobacco initiative targeted at young Indigenous people.

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Last updated: 12 October 2015
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