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For teachers looking for class resources, The Critics’ Choice program allows students to judge 12 anti-smoking ads from around the world and encourages them to vote on which is the most effective in stubbing out smoking in young people. More information regarding smoking in Australia can also be found on The Critics’ Choice site.

Information regarding youth & smoking can be found on Quit Victoria resource centre. You can also download the guide Clearing the air – talking with children and teenagers about smoking .

You can find out more about the effectiveness of media and advertising campaigns on young people on the Tobacco in Australia: Facts & Issues website .

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