The Vaping Pandemic at Schools
Are you keen to do your part to put an end to the vaping crisis?
This webinar is aimed at helping teachers understand how they can help reduce vaping among students.
Students are starting to vape as early as primary school. We already know that vaping delivers harmful effects on young people’s health and development.
We will cover the following topics:
- Showcase how products are marketed to young people in Australia creating positive beliefs about vaping.
- We will discuss the health and environmental risks associated with vaping.
- Learn more about how you can identify the signs of vaping.
- Gain tips and strategies for preventing vaping among your students.
- Learn how you can better support students who have started vaping.
1 in 5 high school students vape
Principals around Australia tell us that student vaping leads to:
of missed school hours
increase in school expulsions
It costs schools $5-10 per vape to correctly dispose of confiscated vapes.
Fire Services are unnecessarily called out to schools due to smoke detectors going off when students vape.
Closure of bathrooms to keep students from vaping during school hours.
Big Tobacco and Vaping
While illegal in Australia, big tobacco companies are still investing heavily in the development and marketing of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. Here are some ways that big tobacco companies promote vaping:
Partnering with influencers or popular social media personalities to promote their products to their followers.
Developing devices with a range of flavours and nicotine strengths to appeal to different tastes and preferences.
Campaigns feature young attractive models using e-cigarettes in trendy locations, associating vaping with a certain lifestyle.
Stay up to Date with the Latest Evidence on Vaping
There are many short- and long-term issues associated with vaping such as seizures, acute nicotine toxicity, burns and lung injury. Research studies are being published every day telling us something new about the detrimental effects of vaping.
Thousands of vapes are being confiscated by schools around the country and many vapes are littered in and around school grounds.
How can you end Vaping at your school?
Provide students with a healthy vape free school environment and culture
Attract students’ attention with interactive and engaging tools.
Utilise available effective and evidence based resources to address vaping.
Associate Professor Timo Dietrich
- Over 10 years of experience in the alcohol, tobacco and drug education space
- Award-winning behaviour change expert & co-inventor of the Co-create – Build – Engage (CBE™) framework
- Senior Fellow at National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research, University of Queensland
- Engagement Director at Social Marketing @ Griffith, Griffith University
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At Blurred Minds we are working with hundreds of schools across Australia to fight the vaping pandemic. We have helped schools engage students and achieve measurable change when it comes to vaping. When schools utilise our resources they find:
Students think vaping is less safe
Students have increased knowledge about vaping
Students have more accurate perceptions about vaping
Students feel more capable to say no to a vape
And we make teachers better at teaching alcohol, vaping, and other drug education.
Improves their teaching experience
Increases their knowledge about vaping
Makes their teaching more effective
Helps them connect with their students