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.

Other resources for teachers and schools

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

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 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).