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Vermont Vaping Clearinghouse

Resources for Educators

Welcome to the Resources for Educators section of the Vermont Vaping Clearinghouse, a dedicated space for empowering educators in the fight against vaping. As an integral part of our extensive suite of anti-vaping resources, this page offers a variety of tools and materials specifically tailored for educational professionals. Here, you will find engaging lesson plans, interactive activities, informative presentations, and up-to-date research materials designed to facilitate meaningful discussions about the risks and consequences of vaping in the classroom setting. Whether you’re a teacher, school counselor, or administrator, these resources are crafted to help you effectively educate students about the dangers of vaping and to promote a healthier, vape-free environment in schools and beyond.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Resources for Tobacco-Free and Vaping-Free Schools and Communities

American Academy of Pediatrics eCigarette Curriculum 

This curriculum focuses on addressing youth E-cigarette prevention and cessation based on current evidence and best practices

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American Heart Association

Tobacco Free School District 

Model Tobacco Policy, Administrative Rules, and Code of Conduct

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The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

N-O-T (Not On Tobacco)

Not On Tobacco seeks to address this growing problem by giving all teens the resources they need to break nicotine dependency and find healthier outlets.

INDEPTH Alternative to Suspension Program

INDEPTH is an alternative to suspension or citation program that is offered as an option to students who face suspension for violation of school tobacco or e-cigarette use policies.

American Lung Association

“The American Lung Association is helping schools navigate this public health emergency with tools to protect and support both schools and students. “

Vape Free Schools

Through our Vape-Free Schools Initiative, the American Lung Association is helping schools navigate this public health emergency with tools to protect and support both schools and students.

Be Part of the Conversation

Be a Part of the Conversation has been partnering with school leaders and others who care about kids’ health and well-being, in an effort to increase awareness about vaping. “Clearing the Air About Vaping” is intended for parents, educators, health care providers or anyone concerned about this national trend and its impact on youth.

Burlington School District

Burlington School District Letter to Parents

Burlington School District Letter Template to parents about health concerns from  students vaping.

Empower Vape-Free Youth

CDC launched the Empower Vape-Free YouthTM campaign in 2023 to encourage middle and high school educators to speak with students about the risks of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction. The campaign also provides resources for educators to help students avoid or quit vaping

CLEAR Alliance

Clear Alliance 

3-hour health, safety, impaired driving, and critical thinking course. Learn about tobacco, marijuana, e-cigarettes and other drugs effects on health and how substances impair driving. Pre and post quizzes included. For youth (5th grade and above), parents, guardians, schools, and public service professionals seeking CEU’s. May be used for prevention or intervention purposes.

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Tobacco Free Campus VT

A partnership of Vermont colleges, universities, community coalitions, and the Vermont Department of Health to support the health of our communities of higher learning.

Cornell University

Cornell develops educational toolkit for testing e-cigarettes

To complement the wide range of information on the potential dangers of vaping, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new learning module for high school classrooms that encourages students to directly test the effects of e-cigarette vapor on living cells.

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Get Outraged

Short video that discusses the dangers of vaping 

Student Substance Use: How School Can Respond

This flyer provides information on teen substance use trends and how schools can respond to substance use utilizing educational and intervention resources to promote healthier students and positively impact the entire school community. 

CVS Health Foundation

Be Vape Free

We invite you to explore CATCH My Breath, an evidence-based nicotine vaping prevention program with impact. Get started today by signing up for the CATCH My Breath Core Program Bundle, available for elementary school and middle school educators. Supplementary lesson bundles are designed to be interdisciplinary and can be incorporated into everyday classroom curriculum. High School resources are available at CATCH.org.

Escape the Vapes

Escape the Vapes

Educational website designed for parents and youth 

US Food & Drug Administration

Fresh Empire

Promotes a tobacco-free life by educating youth through Hip Hop- inspired events, videos and contests. The public education campaign is designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use among at-risk multicultural youth ages 12-17.

iDecide

iDECIDE

Drug education curriculum developed to provide behavioral support and psychoeducation for middle and high school students. The program is designed to serve as a secondary prevention effort for youth at risk for escalation to problematic substance use and as an alternative to suspension, expulsion, and other exclusionary practices.

My Life My Quit

Resources for educators on how to talk to kids about vaping and the harm it does.

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No Safe Vape 

With the growing number of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, “No Safe Vape” aims to educate young people and their families about the dangers of vaping and to provide resources for those seeking further information or help quitting.

Northern New England Poison Center

eCigarette Lesson Plan

Teach students about nicotine and electronic cigarettes with this lesson plan aimed at high schoolers.

Parents Against Vaping

Resources for schools/educators.

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PikmyKid

How to Stop Kids From Vaping in Schools: A Teacher’s Guide

Project Alert

Preventing Substance Use in Middle School

Cirriculum focuses on curbing teenage non-users from experimenting with alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, vaping, and other drugs, as well as preventing experimenters from becoming regular users.

Cloud Chasing: A Closer Look at the E-Cigarette Epidemic

South Central Public Health District proudly promotes one of Idaho’s best vaping education programs. Our health educators are continually promoting change and adaptation within our communities to prevent vaping related health issues, promote public awareness, and protect our communities and youth from the negative consequences of vaping.

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Healthy Futures  Alternative-to-Suspension Program

Curriculums are geared for students who have been caught using e-cigarettes and for any students who are interested in trying to quit. Our Healthy Futures curriculums use principles of motivational interviewing and touch on all of the salient issues involved in students’ use of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

You & Me Together Vape Free Curriculum

A 6-lesson theory-based and evidence informed curriculum created by the Stanford REACH Lab as well as by our Youth Action Board, educators, healthcare  providers, and scientists across the U.S.

Healthy Futures  – Open Letter for Parents

Accompanying parent letter for Healthy Futures alternative to suspension program

Tobacco Control Network

Tobacco Control Network

The Tobacco Control Network (TCN) collaborated with the CDC Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) to produce this pair of youth e-cigarette use microlearning videos, a long form and a short form video, to assist TCN members in their efforts to address youth e-cigarette use.

Tobacco Education Resource Library

Tobacco Education Resource Library 

VAPING PREVENTION & EDUCATION Access free resources for teachers, students, and parents to learn more about the dangers of vaping nicotine.

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Checklist for Schools Substance Use Policies

This tool includes numerous best practices that can strengthen a school’s policies and procedures for addressing and preventing substance use. Not all best practices may be applicable or appropriate for a particular school, but schools can choose to incorporate those elements that will help them achieve their health and wellness goals related to substance use.

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Breath of Stress Air Video

Teach students about nicotine and electronic cigarettes with this lesson plan aimed at high schoolers.

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The Truth Initiative – Curriculum

A free digital learning experience encourages students to live vape-free lives.

The Truth Initiative – Vaping

 

Youth Now

Youth Now

As school administrators, counselors, and educators, you play an important role in a student’s life. That’s why we’ve developed a collection of research-based materials to use as tools to educate yourself as well as connect with youth and teens about vaping.

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Vermont School Administrators Want Tobacco 21! 

Comments from High School Principals on vaping in their schools and the harm it is causing.

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Teens And Vaping: The Popular Trend Leaves Schools, State Searching For Solutions