Vaping resources for teachers

NSW Health has developed resources for schools, parents and young people to raise awareness that vapes are not harmless. 

This page also links to resources from other sites that will help teachers educate students about the dangers of vaping.

If you want to refer a student to the Quitline, you can fill in their details and a Quitline advisor will give them a call. They will need to give to consent for the referral to be made.


Other resources for teachers and schools

Below are links to other websites that have quality resources about vaping for teachers.

NSW Health Vaping Resources Hub
All the latest NSW Health resources on vaping.

NSW Department of Education vaping resources are now freely available on the website
Stage 4 (year 7 and 8) Truth about vaping

Stage 5 (year 9 and 10) Reframing vaping

Support for teachers on how to deliver the learning is also available:
Vaping and young people professional learning
How to deliver the facts about vaping learning sequence video 

Contact Renee West, PDHPE Curriculum Advisor 7-12,

NSW School-link mindfulness and calming activities
A collection of easy to implement activities designed to support the wellbeing of students.

Truth initiative: Nicotine use and stress
Explains how nicotine interacts with the brain, role of dopamine

Truth initiative: Colliding crises: youth mental health and nicotine use
Highlights research of the connection between nicotine and mental health.

Animated video series: Respect Your Brain
The series focuses on the impact of five drugs commonly used in Australia and explores the way these drugs affect a young person’s developing brain.

Video with accompanying curriculum activities: Know when you are being played
Includes resources to assist High School PDHPE staff address vaping, specifically highlighting the market tactics behind these devices.
Developed by: PDHPE Teaching Staff and Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Australia, 2021.

Vaping resources, includes poster: What’s in a vape? 
Resources and articles for teachers including our vaping fact sheet, Facebook and Instagram social media tiles, social media captions – a quick blurb to go along with each social media tile, Kahoot Vaping Quiz classroom activity, reference list of resources from the Kahoot quiz. These resources sit on a Google Drive for download.
Developed by: Northern Sydney Local Health District, Australia, 2021.

Vaping resources for teachers
Includes PowerPoint presentation on the basics of e-cigarettes and harms, scenario activities using a strength-based approach, factsheets for young people, teachers and parents and website resources.
Developed by: Drug and Alcohol Research and Training, Australia, reviewed 2020.

Communications Tool Kit: Say No To Vaping
Includes Animations, Posters, Social media titles, template social media post and FAQs.

Video: Understanding the health risks of e-cigarettes and vaping 
General Practitioner answers questions around vaping, as well as the top 5 issues on vaping.
Developed by: Central Coast Local Health District, Australia, 2021.

Video: Behind the News (BTN) - The Science of Vaping
Chemists at the University of Wollongong who’s collecting vapes and taking them apart to study what’s inside and if it could be bad for people’s health.  (4-minute video).


Support and counselling lines:

  • Quitline: Quitline counsellors are qualified to listen and talk through ways to quit both smoking and e-cigarettes. They can also provide advice to family and friends of people who smoke or vape and to health professionals about the best evidence for quitting. Call on 13 78 48. Available Monday – Friday 7 am – 10.30 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9 am – 5 pm.
  • Kids Help Line: Free (even from a mobile), private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 – 25 years. Calls 1800 55 1800.
  • Drug Info and Advice Line: For facts about alcohol and other drugs, advice on how to support a loved one, and to get connected with relevant services in your state. Call 1300 85 85 84. Available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
  • Parent Line NSW: Free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 – 18 years who live in NSW. Call 1300 130 052. Trained professional counsellors are available 9 am – 9 pm Monday to Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm weekends.
  • NSW Mental Health Line: Links people with services for their own or someone else’s mental health. Health professionals can also contact the service to find out which services might be best for your patient/client and what options are available. Call 1800 011 511. Available free 24/7.
  • Headspace: Provides expert support for mental ill health and physical health for young people and their families across Australia. Headspace provides online and phone support. You can also find the Headspace Centre closest to you.