Train the trainer

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The SmokeFreeGreece educational campaign also provides “train the trainer” workshops for teachers in order to educate their students on tobacco prevention.

“Train the trainer” Workshops for Tobacco Prevention

The half-day workshop consists of a theoretical followed by a practical session.

The theoretical session aims to educate teachers, parents and volunteers through scientifically based lectures on the health effects of smoking and passive smoking and the effective methods for prevention and cessation of smoking among school-aged children. During the practical session the participants are taught the methodology of the intervention followed by hands-on practice through a mock intervention using role play.

The workshop has been approved by the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. Participation is free of charge and all participants who complete the training receive a certificate at the end of the session.

Over 1,750 teachers have completed the “train the trainer” workshop cities all over Greece including in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Tripoli, Volos, Karditsa, Heraklion, Chios, Alexandroupolis, Ioannina and Chania.

The workshops were later tailored for health professionals to host interventions in hospitals and health centers.

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