Young People and Vaping

Here you will find information, resources and training on the topic of young people and vaping.

Young people and vaping briefing

There are particular considerations for engaging with young people on the topic of vaping. ASH Scotland has produced this briefing to highlight the key evidence, concerns and advice that will benefit anyone working with children and young people.

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Activities and resources

Our Tobacco-free Generation Resource Pack is designed to help those working with young people deliver activities on smoking and vaping. The pack contains up-to-date, factual information and activities to help discuss vaping with young people.

Activities can be delivered in youthwork or classroom setting activities and include:

  • Vaping: true/false
  • Are e-cigarettes safe?
  • E-cigarettes and the law
  • The tobacco industry, young people and social media influencers.

To access the full pack, create a free account on our eLearning site.

Seeing how young people view e-cigarettes

University of Glasgow researchers worked with students to co-produce a video exploring e-cigarettes and how marketing targeted at young people can expose them to addictive products.

Watch below!

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Training opportunities

Young people, smoking, vaping and mental health training

In partnership with Youth Scotland, we have developed a training course for youth workers looking at young people, smoking, vaping and the impact on mental health.

To receive updates on this course or to register your interest please get in touch with Beth, brose@ashscotland.org.uk

 

eLearning module: Smoking and Young People

This module focuses on how smoking impacts young people in Scotland, including attitudes and knowledge; smoking, e-cigarettes and other substances; and tobacco industry tactics in recruiting young people.

It also explores youth work’s role in engaging young people to stay smoke-free, and supporting young people to quit smoking, highlighting resources and strategies to enable you to confidently discuss smoking with the young people you support.

Access the course on our eLearning website.

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Workshops and resources for young people

ASH Scotland do not currently deliver workshops for children and young people. The following partner organisations offer this service:

LANDED Peer Education Service

LANDED offer a wide range of services to third sector and statutory organisations across Scotland. This includes harm reduction workshops for young people, staff training, peer education training, information stalls and consultancy services.

Topics covered include tobacco & e-cigarettes, cannabis, alcohol, drugs, sexual health, positive relationships and sexting. For more information please visit www.landed.info.

 

Fast Forward

Fast Forward work across Scotland to enable young people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. As part of their tobacco education work, Fast Forward offer e-cigarette sessions for primary school children.

For more information please visit www.fastforward.org.uk/projects/going-forward/.

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