There has been growing concern about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. School staff play an important role to help prevent students from using e-cigarettes. Use these resources at your school to inform young people, parents and carers and school staff about vaping. The resources aim to:
increase awareness about vapes and the health risks of vaping
address the myths and misperceptions around vaping.
A comprehensive, whole-school approach is widely acknowledged as best practice to promote student health and wellbeing including alcohol and other drugs (AOD). By adopting this approach, you can increase engagement with your school community and you will be more likely to secure sustainable improvements in students’ health and wellbeing.
Whole-school drug education plans allow you to action an effective whole-school approach. Use the plan to document and outline exactly what your school is delivering within the 3 key areas of the Health Promoting Schools Framework, including:
ethos and environment
parents and community.
Find templates, resources and more information about developing a whole-school drug education plan.
Public, Catholic and independent school staff can contact:
Road Safety and Drug Education branch
Statewide Services, Department of Education
Telephone: 9402 6412
Email: [email protected]
This fact sheet helps school staff know what they can do about e-cigarettes and vaping in the school community.
Addresses common questions around vaping, including laws, disposal procedures, and contacts for support.
This poster can be displayed in the staff areas at school. It will help teachers and school staff identify common e-cigarette devices (vapes) their students might have.
This fact sheet will help teachers and other school staff know the facts about e-cigarettes and vaping.
School staff can use this letter template to communicate to parents and carers about any concerns around e-cigarettes and vaping in the school community.
School staff can use this newsletter content to communicate to parents and carers about any concerns around e-cigarettes and vaping in the school community.