Vaping is not for young people. Whilst it can help people quit smoking, if you don’t smoke don’t vape. The role of schools is to empower students to make informed decisions on vaping by engaging them with the facts.
LAW ON VAPING
It is prohibited to vape in schools, kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo and early childhood education and care centres. Displaying ‘No Vaping’ signage is a legal requirement. Understand your obligations.
SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Teaching about vaping can be treated like any other programme that focuses on reducing harm from the use of alcohol or drugs. Here is some guidance.
Engaging students with vaping facts empowers them to make informed decisions. Here’s how.
Supporting staff to quit smoking whilst remaining as role models is possible. Find the balance.
Having vaping conversations at home can influence school culture. Try these tips.
PROTECT YOUR BREATH
A new campaign to reduce youth vaping was launched in New Zealand on 15 November 2022. The campaign aims to breathe new understanding and energy into conversations around youth vaping. Check out Protect Your Breath website for more information.