This resource is supported by one published study.

Resource Overview

Time Allocated

Partial lesson (under 45mins)

Links to National Curriculum





Content Especially Suited For

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

No Smokes

The No Smokes video series provides information for teachers to prevent tobacco use among Indigenous students.


Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Targeted Drugs:


Menzies School of Health Research.


Video length: 5 minutes or less.

This video series provides information about the effects of smoking and tobacco dependence. This video series is designed for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and promotes an anti-smoking and healthy choices message.

The video series covers:


  • Increases knowledge about the harmful effects of smoking.
  • Increases concern about the negative effects of smoking on friends, family and self.

Evidence Base

One study has evaluated the benefits of the videos using a convenience sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This method is not as rigorous as a randomised controlled trial, which is the gold standard for evaluating the benefits of a resource. However these preliminary results are promising.

Bell, J. (2012). No Smokes Project summative evaluation report: Findings from qualitative focus groups. Menzies School of Health Research Report.

Page last reviewed: 7 November 2019