The role of Curriculum for Excellence - smoking

Learning about substance misuse is supported through the outcomes and experiences within health and wellbeing. Children develop an understanding of the use and misuse of a variety of substances, including tobacco. They explore and develop understanding of the impact of risk-taking behaviour on life choices. Curriculum for Excellence experiences and outcomes enable learners to make informed personal choices with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles:

  • Learners develop their understanding of the use and misuse of a variety of substances including over the counter and prescribed medicines, alcohol, drugs, tobacco and solvents
  • They explore and develop their understanding of the impact of risk-taking behaviour on their life choices
  • The experiences and outcomes will enable learners to make informed personal choices with the aim of promoting healthy lifestyles.

For further information see the experiences and outcomes for substance use and misuse.

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