Author - HN Koong
5 and 7 August 2019 : Four 17 year old students who learnt about TFG last year, stepped forward to explain TFG to the younger peers as part of their Community Outreach Project. There was immediate engagement as they were sharing as peers. They were neither imposing a top down enforcement nor showing the deaths and diseases of nicotine addiction. They discussed.
The TFG Movement in Bataan started in 2016, and has completed its information campaign this year with 44,173 students from 44 junior high schools who committed to never smoke in their lifetime. (PR)
“Those who were born in year 2000 pledged not to smoke, sell or attempt to use tobacco. All those who were born before year 2000, however, are expected to support the new generation,” Bea Camille Santos, 18, said.
The student from Balanga City said that the new generation should not discriminate against smokers, rather show them care in the hope that they will stop smoking. (PNA)
Endgame initiatives are designed to change/eliminate permanently the structural, political and social dynamics that sustain the tobacco epidemic, in order to achieve within a specific time an endpoint for the tobacco epidemic
2010 Editorial “Imagining Things Otherwise” by Prof Ruth Malone. Benowitz 1994, Borland 2003, Callard 2005, Khoo (TFG) 2010, Procter, Thomson
2011 The start of the Tobacco Free Generation Endgame Social Movement in Singapore lead by the founder.
2012 World Conference On Tobacco Or Health : Endgame in Tobacco Control ” Radically Dangerous, Visionary Leaders or both?” Tobacco Free Generation was very well accepted at this international meeting in Singapore
2013 The start of the Tobacco Free Generation Endgame Education Modules
2014 Tobacco Free Generation received multiple international endorsement and global traction
2015 Tobacco Free Generation Endgame Social Movement starts in the Philippines.
Here is a sampling of the various teaching modules that we conduct to audiences from as young as 10 years old to community leaders or parents/grandparents of any age. We can teach a class of 20 to a school hall of 2000 learners, customising the teaching material to their understanding. We will also show much freely available, internet material.
A social movement requires all stakeholder groups across the community/society to be engaged, unite around the ideology and embrace it as the social norm. Has your programme achieve this level of engagement? We can guide you to do start this TFG educational journey.
The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has slammed the actions of the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) for filing legal challenges to tobacco-free regulations passed by the small city of Balanga.
‘If Philip Morris is genuinely supportive of a smoke-free world, it should be supporting and not opposing Balanga’s efforts to protect present and future generations from the harms of tobacco and nicotine addiction, in line with the global health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC),’ noted SEATCA FCTC Program Director Ulysses Dorotheo.
Study on textbook content from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Benin, Ghana, Niger & Zambia. Only 9% of textbooks had descriptions on tobacco use. Further content analysis was used to evaluate if the textbooks incorporated the 5 core components recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Conclusion : “The poor content .. is squandering .. opportunities to educate .. in Grades 1-9”
TFG : Sadly within the 9% textbooks, majority failed to focus on Resistance & Lifeskills but mentioned consequence of tobacco use. Teaching consequence of tobacco use does not impact kids. This is how education has been failing to impact for decades.
It is your society’s educational sovereignty to adopt/start a better tobacco prevention ecosystem that comes with the correct ideology, content and evidence based.
We work with your own community to decide which birth year to start TFG. If you choose birth year 2010, the kids are 9 years old in 2019 giving ample time for us to teach these kids and the stakeholder groups across your society better…
Russel S, TFG Advocate since 2015. Our full respect and admiration for you in championing the welfare of your people. We thank your leaders for seeing the perseverance and leadership in you.