There is a huge range of educational resources available that teach young people and adults alike of the issues surrounding smoking and tobacco however these can often be expensive. In an effort to make resources available to all the Alliance has created a resource loan box, the box contains popular items such as the ten-a-day Tar Jar, Clem’s Phlegm Jar and the organ tunic. All the items available have been tested with young people and found to be successful, user friendly resources.
The resources are easy to use and can be borrowed for use in a classroom or group setting. The free loan of this resource is managed by Lincolnshire Knowledge and Resource Service; simply visit www.lkrs.lincolnshire.nhs.uk once registered with the service you will be able to make all arrangements online.
On the LKRS website search with these codes:
- Smoking education resource box - TV34003
- APRIL Age progression - TP34061
- piCo+ Carbon Monoxide Monitor - EQ34001
- Lung Age Monitor - EQ34002
- Evidence Bag – tar from a single cig - TP34062
The two monitors are like breathalyzers and show the amount of carbon monoxide in their breath, the APRIL age progression is a laptop with a software programme on it that ages a digital image of a subject based on them being a smoker or non-smoker.
The resource box has a range of useful resources that can be used in a practical way and are visually impacting - such as the jar of tar showing what tar goes into smoker’s lungs in a year.