In Rowan today we looked at the available information and guidance about smoking. We started by talking about the law on smoking and perceptions of smoking and how this has changed over time. We then looked at NHS advice and statistics.
Most were shocked by the number of smoking related deaths each year in the UK, a figure of around 114,000, or enough people to fill up both Wembley Stadium and Vicarage Road.
We finished by discussing strategies to reject peer pressure and I was impressed with the attitudes and ideas of the children. We then had the opportunity to use an app called ‘Adobe Spark Post’ to show off graphic design skills, producing a public information poster.