Congratulations to the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and all of the other people who contributed this anti-smoking commercial. Real people talking about a real big problem.
The guys from Midwest Football Academy made an excellent Hip Hop music video clip to stop kids from taking up smoking. Want to try making your own? Submit your video entries here. All published entries win a prize! Full details of participation can be found here.
Check out all of the television commercials made by Smarter than Smoking. This is Future In Your Hands - 2012.
Norma Plummer presents her netball tips.
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Six schools participated in the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival in 2012. View all entries by clicking on this title.This Festival provides an opportunity for students to develop and deliver their own anti-smoking advert.
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Five schools participated in the Smarter than Smoking Young Directors’ Festival in 2011. View all entries by clicking on this title.
Draw or create the goriest image of a disease that results from smoking and upload it here. "Like" or share your favourites. Best entry each month receives a prize! Full details of participation can be found here.
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Tobacco smoking is the single most preventable cause of ill health and death in Australia.
If current trends continue, by 2020 tobacco is projected to kill 7 million people a year worldwide.
The tobacco industry spends more than $10 billion a year marketing it's products in the U.S. alone.
Smoking can lead to cataracts, the number one cause of vision loss in the world.
One person dies every six seconds due to tobacco.
Cadmium is used in batteries and cigarettes. It builds up in the body and causes cancer.
Arsenic is a toxic metal used in insecticides and cigarettes. It causes death from organ failure.
Around 600 million trees are destroyed each year in the making of cigarettes.
1 in 7 Australians aged 14 or over smoke daily.
58% of Australians aged 14 or older have never smoked.
Less than one in twenty 15 year olds smoke cigarettes regularly.
Smoking makes you feel weak and tired because less oxygen reaches your heart.
Teenagers who smoke have reduced fitness.
The earlier that someone begins to smoke, the greater their risk of developing lung cancer.
Male smokers have a lower sperm count and more abnormal sperm than non-smokers.
Smoking worsens both your taste and sense of smell.
Athletic performance and sports ability is decreased in those who smoke.
You don’t have to smoke every day to become addicted.
When you smoke, you breathe in Hydrogen Cyanide - a poison used in gas chambers in WWII.
Tobacco kills half of its regular users.
Tobacco is responsible for one in ten adult deaths.
The first sign of nicotine addiction can appear within days of occasional use only.
Some studies have indicated that smoking may actually cause depression in teenagers.
Some people can become addicted to nicotine after smoking just one or two cigarettes.
Smoking just one cigarette per day will still cost you nearly $200 each year.
Smoking gives you smelly breath, smelly hair, stained teeth and crappy skin.
Smokers have reduced endurance and suffer shortness of breath.
Over 90% of WA high school students do not smoke regularly.
Nicotine causes small blood vessels under the skin to shrink, which can cause wrinkles.
More than 80% of smokers felt addicted to smoking by the time they had left secondary school.
Many young people don't realise how quickly they can become addicted to smoking.