The Facts About Smoking

The facts about smoking
Targeted Drugs:

This resource has undergone expert review.

Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)





Content Especially Suited For

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders


This video and the accompanying factsheet are available on NSW Health.

Watch 'How smoking can ruin your health'

Read 'The facts about smoking'


  • Co-designed with Aboriginal young people
  • Developed by the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, the University of Sydney


This animated video shows how smoking affects a young person, including health and social effects. It discusses how young people can break the cycle and the benefits they may experience. The factsheet provides more in-depth information about health effects, reasons people smoke, and where to get help. The video and factsheet were co-designed with Aboriginal young people.

Video length: 2:00


  • Increased knowledge of the health effects of smoking.

Evidence Base

The video was co-designed with Aboriginal young people. The story shows how smoking cigarettes can affect your health and includes immediate impacts to engage young people. The resources also includes links to services who can support Aboriginal young people to quit.

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.

Page last reviewed: 24/07/2024

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