CANSA Newcastle Visits Local Schools to Discourage Youth Smoking
On a mission to discourage youngsters from taking even the first puff of their first cigarette, and to stop youngsters who are already smoking in their tracks, CANSA Newcastle (Amajuba) staff visited seven schools in the region.
Armed with the ‘Don’t Start, Be Smart’ information pack and clad in T-shirts boldly proclaiming, “Your BUTT Stinks!”, we shared the latest statistics on tobacco and related consequences of smoking, at Ferrum High School; Newcastle High School; Huttenpark Primary; Dannhauser Secondary; Dundee High School; Sarel Cillers High and Ladysmith High.
The ‘lung machine’ contributed to the visual impact of the presentation as a whole.
Pupils enjoyed performing the Anti-Tobacco rap song and feedback from educators was positive at every school.