HPB adopts a targeted approach by collaborating with schools, Family Service Centres (FSCs) and various youth and public organisations to hold activities to help at-risk youth embrace a smoke-free lifestyle. Activities include social etiquette-cum-grooming courses and soccer clinics where smoking control education is presented in refreshing ways.
HPB also organises training sessions for youth facilitators and counsellors who work with at-risk youth, to equip them with knowledge and skills to help the young stay away from tobacco.
Smoking cessation services are available for youth smokers in schools and most polyclinics. HPB trains teachers or counsellors to equip them with knowledge and skills to help students who smoke to kick the habit.
Face-to-face smoking cessation counselling is supplemented by a web-based smoking cessation programme, available at www.breakfree.sg. This programme will provide additional online guidance and support for today s net-savvy youth.