The "Smoking isn't Cool" toolkit was created to provide teachers with smoking prevention teaching material for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 across Peel Region. The toolkit was developed to supplement Ontarioís Health and Physical Education curriculum. The toolkit includes a variety of hands-on educational activities aimed to illustrate the harmful effects of smoking and commercial tobacco use to students.
*Commercial tobacco: refers to tobacco industry products (i.e. cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and spit tobacco), which differs from the use of traditional or ceremonial tobacco in Indigenous cultural practices (National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, 2013).
A lot has changed in the world of tobacco since our last revision. New to the toolkit are two additional teacher resources:
"Smoking isn't Cool" offers teachers a sample lesson plan, support tools and materials to help you teach smoking prevention to students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. While the activities are designed and intended for specific grades, you know your students best. Choose the activities you think your students will enjoy.
The toolkit includes interactive activities and visual displays to engage students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 in learning about the negative health effects of tobacco use. A sample lesson plan along with activities are provided, but can be tailored to needs of the classroom. Choose the activities you think your students will enjoy.
Elementary schools or Kindergarten to Grade 5 teachers across Peel Region can loan the toolkit for up to two weeks. The toolkit is currently available in English.
Revised: Wednesday March 06 2019