How to End Vaping in Your School

This webinar ran on 4th May 2023. You can watch the recording or book a time with us to learn more.

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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.

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We will cover the following topics:

  1. Showcase how products are marketed to young people in Australia creating positive beliefs about vaping.
  2. We will discuss the health and environmental risks associated with vaping.
  3. Learn more about how you can identify the signs of vaping.
  4. Gain tips and strategies for preventing vaping among your students.
  5. 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

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It costs schools $5-10 per vape to correctly dispose of confiscated vapes.

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Fire Services are unnecessarily called out to schools due to smoke detectors going off when students vape.

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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:

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Partnering with influencers or popular social media personalities to promote their products to their followers.

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Sponsoring events and partner with big brands including, soccer clubs, Formula 1 events and music festivals.

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Developing devices with a range of flavours and nicotine strengths to appeal to different tastes and preferences.

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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?

School environment

Provide students with a healthy vape free school environment and culture

Gamified education

Attract students’ attention with interactive and engaging tools.

Effective resources

Utilise available effective and evidence based resources to address vaping.


Free live 45 minute webinar | Logo for Zoom

This webinar was held on 4th May. We discussed how schools can end vaping and how to talk to teens about vaping.

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Presented By

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

Brought to you by

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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