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Tobacco Awareness Raising Sessions (TARS) for Youth Workers

ASH Scotland offer free TARS sessions to staff and volunteers at youth organisations throughout Scotland at a venue and time of their choice.  Sessions usually last around an hour, so can be a stand-alone event or embedded into other events (e.g. team meetings, development days).

The purpose of TARS is to:

  • raise awareness of the issues young people across Scotland face in relation to tobacco and health;
  • encourage youth workers to think about the impact that tobacco use might be having on young people;
  • consider if/when it might be appropriate to raise the issue of tobacco and smoking with young people;
  • address any fears and concerns youth workers might have about raising the issue.

If you would like to find out more about how a TARS session can be tailored to your organisation's needs, please contact us via enquiries@ashscotland.org.uk or on 0131 225 4725.

TARS sessions are very much a first step in supporting youth groups and youth workers to address tobacco prevention. If your group or organisation would like further, more substantial training, this can be commissioned via ASH Scotland. 

Training and resources available from your local Health Board

NHS Health Boards across Scotland provide an excellent range of tobacco prevention specific training courses and resources designed to support tobacco prevention and cessation activities.

ASH Scotland enjoys regular contact with all of Scotland's Health Boards, so if you are interested in finding out more about the support that your local Health Board can offer in your local area, contact us via enquiries@ashscotland.org.uk or on 0131 225 4725 and let us help you make the link.

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