Classroom Lecture

Educators

Created by Stanford, the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit is a theory-based and evidenced informed resource created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students' use of tobacco and nicotine. These set of curriculums help prevent students from starting or escalating use of any tobacco product.

This resource from the American Lung Association provides information regarding the most common questions surrounding e-cigarettes and vapes, such as Are e-cigarettes less harmful than cigarettes? It also provides information on the impact of use on teens and what schools should do to protect their students from these products. 

As an educator, you can play an active role in fighting the teen vaping epidemic. FDA research suggests that when teachers talk about the health consequences of e-cigarettes and schools enforce anti-vaping policies, students may be less likely to vape. Use these resources to start an honest conversation with your class and help to change social norms at your school..

The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens offers a myriad of resources, including a lesson plan library for educators. The directory includes a section on tobacco, nicotine, and vaping, which provides lesson plans for different ages groups ranging from grades 5-8 to grades 9-12.

San Luis Obispo County's Office of Educations own website Teach Vape Free, provides resources for educators to help with teaching more about vaping prevention for youth. This source provides a variety of external toolkits for educators to chose from, which allows educators to pick the best resource to fit their need.