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E-Cigarettes/Vaping: Recognising tobacco industry manipulation

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This resource has undergone expert review.

Year 9–10
Time Allocated

7 lessons or more

Links to National Curriculum





Developed by Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) Health Promotion.


The learning package includes 9 activities, with options for individual and group work, class discussion, and a video. Activities do not need to be completed in any particular order, and teachers can select the activities that are most relevant to include in their lesson plans.


Access the learning package here

Each activity includes syllabus links, activity length, and instructions for teachers.


  • Understanding of the physical health effects of e-cigarette and tobacco use, including nicotine dependence, and the impacts on social and emotional health.
  • Practice responding to peer encouragement to use e-cigarettes.
  • Critical thinking about tobacco industry manipulation and advertising techniques.

Evidence Base

This is a well-designed activity package from Murrumbidgee Local Health District, developed in line with existing evidence. It covers a range of physical, social, and emotional health issues surrounding e-cigarette and tobacco use. The activities aim to equip students with skills to recognise and resist industry and peer influence.

*Review provided by researchers at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney.


Page last reviewed: 12/01/2023

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