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Information about e-cigarettes and vaping for
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Resources & Common Questions

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that hold and heat e-liquids. They emit vapours that users breathe in. E-liquid often contains nicotine, the same drug in regular cigarettes, which means that vaping can become addictive. E-liquids also can contain chemicals like propylene glycol, glycerol, and ethylene glycol.

You can read our electronic cigarettes and vaping factsheet, and watch our E-cigarettes and vaping in young people – where to from here? webinar to learn more.

Some short-term effects of e-cigarette use include mouth and airway irritation, relaxation, persistent coughing, and nausea. As e-cigarettes haven’t been around very long, some of the long-term effects of use are uncertain. Possible effects include breathing problems, lung damage, and dependence. E-cigarettes often contain nicotine – the same drug present in regular cigarettes – which means vaping can become addictive and impact the brain.

You can read our electronic cigarettes and vaping factsheet, and watch the Respect Your Brain video to learn more.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that hold and heat e-liquids. They emit vapours that users breathe in. E-liquid often contains nicotine, the same drug in regular cigarettes, which means that vaping can become addictive. E-liquids also can contain chemicals like propylene glycol, glycerol, and ethylene glycol.

You can read our electronic cigarettes and vaping factsheet, and watch our E-cigarettes and vaping in young people – where to from here? webinar to learn more.

Resources

SmokeSCREEN

Game where students learn about the harms of e-cigarettes & other tobacco products whilst trying to fit in at school.

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parentstudentteacher
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Game
Choose vape free

Animated video series exploring the health and environmental effects of e-cigarettes/vapes

Audience:
student
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Video
E-cigarettes, vaping and the law

Get the facts about e-cigarettes, vaping and the law

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parentstudentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Factsheet
E-Cigarettes/Vaping: Recognising tobacco industry manipulation

Students learn about the health effects of e-cigarette use and how to identify tobacco industry manipulation.

Audience:
teacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Quick activity
Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping: Factsheet

Accurate, up-to-date, evidence-based information about E-cigarettes and vaping.

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parentstudentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Drugs a to z
Making choices

Learn how to be assertive, deal with pressure from friends and make your own decisions about alcohol and drugs.

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student
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Factsheet
Respect Your Brain: the effect of drugs on the developing brain

This animated video series for young people explores the effects of alcohol, cannabis and MDMA on the adolescent brain.

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teacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Video
Shisha: Factsheet

A factsheet on Shisha developed for young people available in English and Arabic.

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parentstudentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Drugs a to z
Talking to a young person about e-cigarettes/vaping

Read our guide to effective communication about e-cigarettes/vaping.

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teacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Factsheet
Talking to your child about e-cigarettes/vaping

Read our guide to effective communication about e-cigarettes/vaping.

Audience:
parent
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Factsheet
Webinar: ‘It was just a social thing – now I’m addicted’: an overview of the Generation Vape project

This webinar presents an overview of vaping among young people in Australia and the initial findings of Generation Vape.

Audience:
parentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Webinar
Webinar: A school-based approach to vaping prevention - The OurFutures Prevention Model

Find out about practical strategies for vaping prevention and the OurFutures model

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parentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Webinar
Webinar: E-cigarettes and vaping in young people – where to from here?

This presents the latest research on E-cigarettes and vaping among young people in Australia.

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parentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Webinar
Webinar: E-Cigarettes and Vaping- What you need to know

This webinar will present the latest research on vaping including what parents and schools can do to prevent their use.

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parentteacher
Evidence Rating:
bronze medal
Webinar
Podcast: Teachers’ Education Review: Vaping and E-Cigarettes in Schools with Emily Stockings

Hear about e-cigarettes/vaping from Dr Emily Stockings and learn where to access evidence-based resources

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teacher
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This resource is currently under evaluation.

Webinar
Podcast: Your Safe Space: Let's Talk About Vaping

Hear why Adele Maree chooses not to vape, and learn where to find evidence-based resources

Audience:
studentteacher
Evidence Rating:

This resource is currently under evaluation.

Webinar
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