Stop smoking

Schools programme

We run a smoking programme for Year 8 students called DECIPHer-ASSIST. 

DECIPHer-ASSIST helps train students to reduce smoking among their peers.

Research has shown that young people view smoking as a group activity. One of the best predictors of a young person taking up smoking is the smoking behaviour of their peers.

The DECIPHer-ASSIST peer supporters are selected by pupils in year 8 as being the most influential students.

The peer supporters are then trained by facilitators to have informal chats within their year group about the risks of smoking and the benefits of being smoke-free.

The scheme was developed through research at Cardiff University and the University of Bristol. It's funded by the Medical Research Council.

If you'd like us to deliver the programme at your school, please ring us on 01706 924187.