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Health Talk
 

Background

 
Informing and educating the public on the harm of smoking and its adverse effects on health has always been one of the missions of COSH. Therefore, in order to deliver the proper message of tobacco control, encourage smoking cessation and promote the importance of smoke-free environment, COSH visits primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, government departments, tertiary institutions, social service organizations and commercial organizations across all districts to conduct health talks.
 

Health Talks for Primary and Secondary Schools

 
Health Talks for Primary and Secondary SchoolsEducation is an essential part of tobacco control. Disseminating smoke-free messages to the next generation can help them recognize the importance of a smoke-free environment, deter them from lighting up the first cigarette and motivate them to encourage family and friends to quit smoking. Therefore COSH organizes over 100 health talks to schools, reaching over 20,000 students every year. The health talks covered the harmful effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, third-hand smoke and e-cigarette, as well as the latest information on tobacco control, such as tobacco control legislation in Hong Kong and marketing tactics of the tobacco industry. COSH educators also introduced the works and programmes of COSH. A question-and-answer session was included and souvenirs were given to students to enhance their smoke-free knowledge under a relaxing atmosphere.

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Health Talks for Kindergartens

 
Health Talks for KindergartenIn view of the downward trend of the age of first time smoking , COSH delivers health talks to kindergarten students for establishing their concept of “Smoking is hazardous”. Through interesting approach and interactive question-and-answer game, students learn about the harmful effects of smoking, secondhand smoke and third-hand smoke on health and the enviornment in a relaxing way.

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Health Talks for Organizations

 
Health Talks for OrganizationsApart from regular talks in schools, COSH receives invitations from different organizations, such as government departments, tertiary institutions, social service organizations and commercial organizations, to deliver speech about tobacco control. The content includes the history and the harms of tobacco products, the current tobacco control legislation, COSH’s tobacco control efforts, information on smoking cessation, the truth behind the tobacco industry’s Youth Smoking Prevention Programmes and their sales and publicity strategy, and also the importance of a smoke-free living environment. In the discussing session, participants are able to learn more about tobacco control and clear their doubts about smoking and health.

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