A website dedicated to Smoke-Free Movies was formed in May of 2010 to take collective action to counter the harmful impact of smoking depicted in movies. Research shows that the more youth see smoking in movies, the more likely they are to start. Check out the site to learn more about the issue of smoking in movies and how it affects youth.
Lungs are for life is The Lung Association's free school program for smoking prevention. It was developed especially for Ontario teachers and students, from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) is an Ontario Lung Association program. YATI supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario. They provide exciting and interactive learning experiences for youth and adults. A variety of topics help adults and youth work together to improve the health of their communities through advocacy, education, and positive youth development.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It’s responsible for:
- Providing leadership on global health matters.
- Shaping the health research agenda.
- Setting norms and standards.
- Articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring.
- Assessing health trends. The World Health Organization offers some gripping facts about tobacco and its harmful effects.
This site provides statistics and facts about tobacco use across the world.