Further actions

TANOKJA – Tobacco and nicotine prevention in open children’s and youth work

Good practice concepts are being identified for tobacco and nicotine prevention in open children’s and youth work, taking into account the proven practice to date, the latest scientific findings and the children’s and youth prevention work of the Tobacco Control Fund (TCF).

Tobacco and nicotine prevention takes place on a daily basis in the facilities of open child and youth work. This confrontation with tobacco and nicotine consumption has not been systematically studied so far. Within the framework of the TANOKJA project, science-based criteria for successful tobacco and nicotine prevention are being developed. In addition, a national survey on the current practice of OKJA will be conducted. On this basis, the project team identifies concepts of good practice and develops them into best practice concepts. The results of the project will be presented at a conference in September 2025 and will be made available to professionals in the field of OYCJA as well as to interested actors in the field of child and youth development.

The four-year project TANOKJA – Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention in Open Child and Youth Work (2023-2026) is carried out by the Dachverband Offene Kinder- und Jugendarbeit Schweiz (DOJ) together with the Institute for Social Work and Spaces of the OST – Ostschweizer Fachhochschule.

Photo: DOJ/AFAJ, David Bieli