Smoking Awareness Project 2016
This project is collaboration between School Improvement Liverpool, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
It is aimed at Year 4 children as, on the whole, this age group have not yet tried smoking or been offered cigarettes. The aim of the project is to empower children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge that will enable them to remain smoke-free throughout their lives.
These lessons are especially important within Liverpool because the health and deprivation in our city is generally worse than the England average; most recent helath data demontrates that 25335 children live in poverty and life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Additionally, estimated levels of adult smoking, smoking in pregnancy and smoking related deaths are all worse in Liverpool than the average across the UK.
We believe that through education we can begin to turn this around, and that an initial investment in education pays dividends by preventing complex and multiple health problems in our population in the future.