Young people from Greenbank College use film to say no to smoking

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Students from Greenbank College have made a short film called ‘What Does Smoking Do’ for the Liverpool Cut Films short film competition.

The competition run by Cut Films asks young people across the country to research smoking and tobacco, make a two-minute short film about it for their friends, upload to the competition website and share it on their social media. It is their take on the issues associated with youth smoking.

Winners of the competition will be presented with their award at a red-carpet awards ceremony.

Every year, another 340,000 children in the UK are tempted to try smoking. That’s over three times the capacity of Wembley Stadium.

Lisa Turner, Greenbank College’s Student Welfare Coordinator said:

“Despite the health warnings, far too many young people still start to smoke. We are supportive of any method of communicating an anti-smoking message and it’s been great to have our students involved with this project.”

Paula Chadwick, CEO of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation says:

‘We sadly know all too well that exposure to tobacco smoke is linked to 85% of lung cancers in the UK. Through our Cut Films project, we are trying to prevent a new generation of lung cancer patients.’

 Congratulations to the young people from Greenbank College for making the film and standing up to Big Tobacco. Good luck in the competition!”

To vote for the film go to

Voting closes on Monday 29 May 2017.