About Smoke-free Teens

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About the Programme

“Smoke-free Teens Programme” (formerly known as “Smoke-free Youth Ambassador Leadership Training Programme”) organized by Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, aims to nurture teenagers to become future leaders in the society and to promote smoke-free culture. The programme is co-organized by Education Bureau and consists of the “Smoke-free Academy”, "Smoke-free Training Camp" and "Smoke-free Programmes in Schools and Community" during October 2020 to February 2021.

 

Participating schools/organizations can register the programme as 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.

 

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.

Programme Effectiveness

 “Smoke-free Training Camp” (formerly known as “Smoke-free Youth Ambassador Leadership Training Camp”) enhanced different skills of the participants:

 

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 Enhance participants’ knowledge on smoking hazards and more positive attitude to tobacco control:

 

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Source: : Survey of “Smoke-free Teens Programme 2017-2018”

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 the fight against tobacco epidemic;
  • 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 2019-2020 or teenagers aged 14 to 18

Period
  • From September 2020 to Feb 2021
Details

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.

 

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During September to December, the trained Smoke-free Teens will take up the role to spread and promote smoke-free messages in their schools and the community through organizing various programmes with their creativity. The programmes can raise public awareness on smoking hazards and gather their support to public health policies. The Smoke-free Teens will also encourage their friends, family and neighbour to quit smoking and strive for a smoke-free Hong Kong. Self Photos / Files - 1-photo-1

 

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Award Presentation Ceremony

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 of next year.

 

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

 

Certificates will be presented to participants who have completed the programme. Smoke-free Teens with outstanding performance may be offered a summer internship opportunity in COSH to learn and experience about programme planning and promoting tobacco control.

 

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.

Participants are encouraged to join the Smoke-free Teens Alumni and continue to promote smoke-free message by attending sharing sessions, managing game booths and exhibitions in the community and participating in other tobacco control activities organized by COSH. COSH has registered as the Volunteer Movement Participating Organization. Participation in COSH activities can be recognized as voluntary service in Volunteer Movement. The activities can also be registered as “Other Learning Experience” (OLE) activities under “Moral and Civic Education” area. Participants who join the programme via schools may count as OLE lesson time.

 

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