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TFG @ Raffles Girls Primary School

TFG conducted 2 assembly sessions presenting to about 2500 students on 24/2/2014 and 12/3/2014 at Raffles Girls Primary School. This is the 3rd year running that RGPS used the Tobacco Free Generation  notion to educate their girls about the importance of being a new generation of never smokers besides the dangers of tobacco addiction. The girls enjoyed the videos and story telling sessions. They responded enthusiastically during the Q&A session. We thank RGPS for supporting the program.

TFG @ CHIJ Secondary School

CHIJ Secondary Toa Payoh have been an ardent supporter of TFG. Besides being a pioneer school to adopt the program, CHIJ teachers and students have successfully integrated TFG theme into the curriculum. CHIJ have also hosted TFG activities on their premises. We hope more schools will follow their footsteps and stress the importance of being nicotine free to the millennium generation. Thank you CHIJ.

TFG @ Singapore Chinese Girls School

Singapore Chinese Girls School’s 2014 TFG program was held in early Feb. SCGS student leaders conducted the session for about 500 of their peers. TFG congratulates the school for embracing the TFG message and the student leaders for presenting the notion and answering the related questions from their peers.

TFG visits Seng Kang Primary School

TFG kicks off 2014 schools program with assembly talk at Seng Kang Primary School. About 2500 school children between the ages of 7 and 12 were shown videos and taught the risks of nicotine addiction. They were also encouraged to be part of  a generation – a generation of non smokers – the Tobacco Free Generation.

TFG visits Damai Primary School

TFG initiated our 2014 school assembly program @ Damai Primary School in Nov 2013. Primary 5 and 6 kids were shown videos, slides and participated in a lively Q&A session. The topics covered included harms of nicotine addiction and recently published ‘secret’ documents of the tobacco industry. The kids were also read a story from a series specially commissioned by TFG to reach out to the young minds. The kids showed a high level of understanding of the topic and this was apparent in their comments and questions presented to the presenters. We thank Damai Primary School for hosting us.

TFG @ Sengkang General Hospital Ground Breaking Ceremony

TFG had an excellent day on Oct 27, 2013 showing to some of our political and community leaders – the people, the progress and the passion of our movement at the new Sengkang General Hospital groundbreaking ceremony. We are proud to be invited to be part of the Millennium Kids Program (MKP) of Sengkang Health. The MKP program is a program to promote healthy lifestyle to residents of North East Singapore and includes partners like Health Promotion Board and Sports SG.

TFG presented @ Delhi Meeting

At the Sept 2013 Delhi meeting on ‘International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century : End Games for Tobacco’ last week, TFG2000 was cited several times in the other plenary sessions even before the Singapore delegation presented on the last day of the conference. The Singapore delegation included one presentation each by a secondary school teacher and a medical student. All 4 Singapore presentations were very well received.

Inaugural Ride for Tobacco Free Generation 2013

Ride for TFG2000 2013 – a ride to showcase support and encouragement for the tobacco free generation. 50 inaugural cyclists including doctors, medical students, teachers and members of the public cycled 100km through the streets of Singapore to spread the message. In the last 5 km, the riders were joined by 70 parent-child combination cyclists led by Singapore’s Member of Parliament Dr Janil Puthucheary. The route included stopping at 2 schools.

 

 

TFG hosts Prof Ruth Malone

TFG & National Cancer Center Singapore hosted Prof Ruth Malone at the Humphrey Oei Disttinguished Lecture Series. Prof Malone’s talk entitled ‘End Game Strategies in Tobacco Control’ was presented to healthcare workers and public who attended the lecture. This talk resonated well with TFG’s agenda of building a new generation of non-smokers via education and social movement.

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2nd Annual Youth Summit 2013

TFG organized our 2nd Youth Summit in U-town in May 2013, National University of Singapore. Attended by students and teachers from seven schools, participants spent 2 days attending lectures,workshops and participated in a video making competition. The event was graced by Dr Lam Pin Min,our guest of honor who is also Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health.

Flash Mob @ Vivocity

Flash Mob @ Vivocity Singapore

TFG organized a flash mob at Vivocity on 24th March 2012. The aim of the Flash Mob was to showcase the energy of our youths and to bring greater public awareness for a tobacco free millennium generation. Around 120 youths from different schools participated in the event.

Inaugural Youth Summit

Youth Summit @ CHIJ Secondary Toa Payoh Singapore,

TFG organized its first Youth Summit on 24 March 2012 for 12 participating primary & secondary school together with medical students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. The half day event, attended by teachers and students from schools like ACS, SCGS, CHIJ, Greenridge and Henry Park were given a history of tobacco and its spread in the form of a skit, then divided into discussion groups to explore ways in which they can contribute to spread the message. A poster competition was also held. Teachers attending the summit were also briefed on how they can initiate tobacco free programs in their own schools.

TFG hosts members of Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network

TFG in conjunction with The National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS)  hosted the 3rd meeting of the HRTCN on 19 March 2012. Delegates of the Human Rights and Tobacco control Network (HRTCN) were in Singapore to attend the 15th World Conference of Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) being held on 20-24 March 2012 at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre. TFG members briefed HRTCN members on tobacco free generation movement concept and received valuable feedback from the world leaders of tobacco control.

Beginning of Tobacco Free Generation

2012 TTFS launch

Towards Tobacco Free Singapore Movement
Press Conference @ National Cancer Center Singapore 15th March 2012
A news conference was called to kick off Towards Tobacco Free Singapore Initiative. This initiative is aimed at school going children in Singapore, highlighting to them the dangers of tobacco addiction. Given that tobacco companies are creating products and campaigns to entice the young to take up smoking, this campaign is especially critical and timely.
The primary drivers of this initiative are A/Prof Koong Heng Nung from Dept of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center ; Prof A.J Berrick of Dept of Mathematics, National University of Singapore and medical students from the 2 medical schools in Singapore, Duke- NUS Medical School and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine NUS.

 

 

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