Downloads and resources

Check out our list of resources and useful links relevant to X-HALE participants and anyone that is interested in youth smoking prevention.

X-HALE 2020 information and resources

X-HALE 2019 Playlist of Smoking Prevention Short Films made by youth groups across Ireland now LIVE at

X-HALE Recruitment and Advertisement Posters

X-HALE SFC Competition Information and Guidelines

X-HALE SFC Consent Forms

X-HALE SFC Film Resources and Links

X-HALE SFC Film Making Resources

X-HALE Online and Community Campaign Resources

X-HALE infographics and posters


X-HALE films and projects

Since 2011, dozens of short films and projects have been produced and developed by youth groups across Ireland.  The X-HALE 2019 Playlist of films made by youth groups across Ireland are now live at They are a fantastic youth developed education resource to start conversations about various smoking topics. Check out the list of X-HALE Short Films 2011-2018 and their themes.

To learn about the programme and hear the views of past participants, watch our documentary  "X-HALE...A Tobacco Free Generation in the Making"  

You can watch all the X-HALE films and projects to date by visiting our page on the  X-HALE story so far  


X-HALE evaluation

To learn more about X-HALE and the impact of participation on young people and youth organisations involved, download the X-HALE evaluation report (2013) (pdf, 552 KB).


X-HALE on Social Media

To keep up to date with X-HALE like our page on Facebook and follow our blog on Tumblr.


Irish Cancer Society links and publications

The Irish Cancer Society publishes booklets, leaflets, factsheets and posters to provide information and advice on reducing cancer risk.

Our smoking information pages and Reduce Your Risk publications, available to order or print free of charge, may be helpful to you and your group during your participation in X-HALE.  


External publications

Tobacco Free Ireland Report

The Irish Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Study (2014)

Youth Smoking in Ireland - A Special Analysis of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Study

Healthy Ireland Survey 2015- Summary of Findings

Healthy Ireland Survey 2016- Summary of Findings

Healthy Ireland Survey 2017- Summary of Findings

Healthy Ireland Survey 2018- Summary of Findings

The State of Tobacco Control in Ireland 2018

Roll your Own Cigarettes in Ireland- Patterns and Key Trends-Tobacco Free Ireland Programme Report 2017

European Schools Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Ireland (2015)

Risk and Protection Factors for Substance Misuse Among Young People: A comparative study of early school leavers and school attending students

Smoke Free Movies: from evidence to action

Promoting Health in the Youth Sector: A Practice Manual

World Health Organization Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic: Profile of Ireland


External Training Resources

TOB.G Tobacco Cessation Guidelines  free  E-Learning Course for Youth Smoking Cessation

HSE Making Every Contact Count Online Training 


External websites

Please note that these websites are for reference and the Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for the content of external websites.

You can also check out the prize-winning films from the X-HALE Youth Awards which have highlighted on our page  X-HALE: the story so far.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Friday, November 13, 2015
Date Last Revised: 
Friday, November 13, 2015