(James Johnson CEO, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1994, in testimony before the House of Energy and Commerce Sun Committee on Health and Environment.)
Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) national report 2008.
• identification of a time/date when you intend to stop
• writing down reasons for wanting to stop
• discarding cannabis-related paraphernalia
• informing trusted friends that you are stopping and why
• getting rid of numbers of suppliers and/or getting rid of any remaining drugs
• having identified triggers (e.g. music, TV etc) prepare to avoid those triggers
• have a strategy for dealing with cravings.
• Learn techniques to help you relax and feel calm when feeling restless or craving
• Be aware that sleep will be disrupted and dreams more vivid; develop techniques for getting to sleep and staying relaxed
• Develop a plan for the day and the week and stick with it
• Be aware of improvements in energy levels, memory and concentration.
• Remember and rehearse reasons why you are not using
• Treat yourself for your achievements
• Don’t play with the idea of “just a little bit, as a treat…”
0800 587 587 9
0800 77 66 00 (formerly National Drugs Helpline)
Cannabis scenarios activity
General Smoking Info – primary age (50mins)
General Smoking Info – 10 to 13yrs (50mins)
Older group / more challenging audience
Key principle/values of smoking cessation services for young people
Summary report (recommend reading)
1)Grab every opportunity to plant the seed for future quit attempt
2)Use any method of communication that the young person is happy with – text, phone, email etc
3)Smoking diaries work well with young people
5)Give practical tips
6)Relate to young person as an individual
7)Prepare the young person about what to expect
Client Record Sheet
Group / 1:1 (please circle)
For Groups Start Date
Source of Referral:
Relapse: Yes/NoRe-attempt: Yes/NoHow many times attempted? _ _ _ _ .
Still Quit after 3 months: Yes/NoVerified with CO monitor: Yes/No
Still Quit after 12 months: Yes/NoVerified with CO monitor: Yes/No
Client Referred to other Service: Yes/NoWhich Service(s)? _ _ _ _ _ _ Total number of referrals _ _ _ _
Number of Stress Management Sessions Attended Other support used _ _ _ _ _ _ _
CD= Cut Down
STQA= Short Term Quit Attempt
RS= Regular Smoker
OC= Occasional Smoker
CW= Client Withdrawn
US= Unreported Status
(a) How long have you been smoking at least one cigarette a week (Please Specify)?
(b) How many cigarettes/roll ups do you usually smoke per day?
10 or less 11 – 20
21 – 30 More than 30
(c) Which best describes the way you smoke your cigarettes?
Smoke the full cigarette Go twos up with a friend
Share with a groupFew drags now and then
(d) How soon after getting up do you smoke?
Within 5 minutes 6-30 minutes
31-60 minutesAfter 60minutes
(If 30 minutes and under skip to question j)
(f) Do you smoke as soon as you can (on the way to school or as soon as you get there)?
(g)Do you find it hard not smoking in places where you’re not supposed to(e.g. school, in the library, cinema and other public places)?
(h)Do you feel that you are smoking because you need instead of just for the sake of it?
(i) When you are at home do you ever make excuses so that you can pop out for a cigarette?
(j)What cigarette would you hate to give up most?
First thing in the morningAny other
(k)Do you smoke more frequently during the first few hours after waking than during the rest of the day?
(l)Do you smoke when you are so ill that you are in bed most of the day?
(m)How easy or difficult would you find it to go without smoking for a whole day?
Very Easy Fairly Easy
Fairly DifficultVery Difficult
(n)Have you ever tried to give up smoking?
Why do think you smoke?
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Working with young people on smoking – the practical issues
(too few, too many)
GOOD QUALITATIVE & QUANTITATIVE DATA
YP, THEIR ABILITIES & INTEREST
01475 506 018
Sarah Brady/Nicola Mathieson
0141 314 6221
0141 531 8717
0141 201 9826
South West Glasgow
0141 276 4665
South East Glasgow
Ann Duffy / Heather Bath
0141 531 8306
0141 577 6118
0141 201 3441
0141 435 7507
Prevention catch ball!
Each person to present part of session to group
1 How will you use this training in your day job?
2 What were the 3 best bits?
3 What were the 3 least useful bits?
4 Anything you wanted to cover that we didn’t?
5 Do you feel confident to be able to provide cessation support / prevention workshops to young people? If not, what else would you need to be able to do this?
6Is there any part of the service you feel you need more information about?