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Smoke-free Teens Programme


Smoke-free Teens Programme 

Smoke-free Teens Programme aims to nurture teenagers to become future leaders in the society and to promote smoke-free culture.  

The programme is co-organized by the Education Bureau. It consists of the "Smoke-free Teens Training Camp" and "Smoke-free Programmes in Schools and Community" which equip the participants with knowledge on tobacco control and smoking hazards. Their leadership, creative and critical thinking, communication and problem solving skills, team work, programme planning, counselling techniques of smoking cessation and social media marketing technique will also be enhanced.

Participating schools/organizations can register the programme as the Education Bureau’s Other Learning Experience (OLE) activities under “Moral and Civic Education” area. Participants who join the programme via schools may count as OLE lesson time.


Background

Smoke-free Teens Programme was first launched in 2012 by COSH. With the support of various secondary schools, youth centres and uniform groups, over 2,400 teenagers have been trained as young leaders on tobacco control. Participants are equipped with knowledge on smoking hazards and tobacco control through the programme and act as ambassadors to disseminate the message of smoke-free lifestyle in their schools and the community.

Objectives

• To equip a group of young leaders with updated knowledge of smoking hazards and global trend on tobacco control and sustain their pioneering role in tobacco control;
• To penetrate the smoke-free messages into schools and community via the Smoke-free Teens;
• To encourage the Smoke-free Teens to act as role model and develop a smoke-free healthy lifestyle; and
• To equip the young leaders with basic smoking cessation counselling skills.

Target Audience
 

  • • Secondary 1 to 4 students in academic year of 2019-20 or teenagers aged 14 to 18


Period

From September to February of next year

Details

Smoke-free Academy and Smoke-free Training Camps
Participants can equip their knowledge of smoking hazards, global trend on tobacco control and skills for project planning, promotion and counseling techniques of smoking cessation through the online workshop under “Smoke-free Academy”.

Participants can equip with skills on leadership, independent, creative and critical thinking, communication, problem solving, team building through the training camps.

Smoke-free Teens Training Camp


Smoke-free Programmes in Schools and Community
During September to December 2020, the trained Smoke-free Teens will take up the role to spread and promote smoke-free messages in their schools and community through organizing smoke-free programmes with their creativity and skills equipped in the training camp. The programmes raise public awareness on smoking hazards and gather their support to public health policies.

Smoke-free Programmes in Schools and Community

To commend the outstanding Smoke-free Teens and schools/ organizations for their efforts on establishing smoke-free culture, an award presentation ceremony will be held in March 2021. Certificates will be presented to participants who have completed the programme.

Awards and Prizes

Champion: Trophy and book voucher (HK$500)*
1st Runner-up: Trophy and book voucher (HK$300)*
2nd Runner-up: Trophy and book voucher (HK$200)*
Outstanding Team: Certificate and book voucher (HK$50)*
*for each participant

List of winners in previous years


Smoke-free Visits & Study Tour and Summer Internship Programme
Participants who have performed outstandingly in the “Smoke-free Teens Programme” will have the opportunity to join the study tour and the internship programme during the summer holiday next year, to study the tobacco control policies from Macau and experience in organizing and promoting smoke-free activities. Certificate will be issued when the internship is completed.


Volunteer Movement

Programme’s website:
www.smokefree.hk/smokefreeteens

Programme’s Facebook Page:
www.facebook.com/Smokefreeteens

Programme’s Instagram Account:
smokefree_teens

OrganizerHong Kong Council on Smoking and Health     Co-organizerHKSAR Education Bureau

 
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