The Austin Independent School District aims to raise awareness within the community about the potential negative health consequences of vaping and using e-cigarettes. The links below contain resources for students to learn about the harmful effects of of vaping and resources to help parents talk to their children about vaping.
Vaping and E-Cigarette Parent Resources
- How to Educate Students about the Dangers of Vaping
- How to Spot Stealth and Disposable E-Cigarettes
- How To Discuss E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Addiction With Youth
- Tips to Help Teens Stay Nicotine-Free
- Helping Student Athletes Avoid Vaping
- Vaping Misconceptions
- Vaping Misconceptions (Spanish)
- “The Risks of Vaping” Student Magazine
- “The Risks of Vaping” Student Magazine Spanish
- Talk to Your Kids about the Risks of Vaping
Vaping and E-Cigarette Lesson Plans and Activities
- Teens and Vaping: The Real Health Consequences
- Teens and Vaping: The Real Health Consequences (Spanish)
- Lesson: Vaping Research Project
- Lesson: Vaping Research Project (Spanish)
- Lesson: Sizing Up E-Cigarette Marketing
- Lesson: Sizing Up E-Cigarette Marketing (Spanish)
- Lesson: The Risks of Vaping Magazine
- Lesson: The Risks of Vaping Magazine (Spanish)
Other Free Online Resources
- Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People
- The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) collaborates on the largest school-based health promotion program in the U.S., the Coordinated Approach to Child Health, or CATCH. CATCH offers a free training module on vaping called “Catch My Breath.”
- The Texas Department of State Health Services maintains a website on E-Cigarettes and Vaping, which includes links about how to talk to young people about the risks.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains an E-Cigarette website providing information about the health risks. The CDC also published an online fact sheet titled E-cigarettes and Youth: What Educators and Coaches Need to Know.
- The Texas Education Agency also offers resources about substance abuse prevention.
- The Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas School Safety Center offer online fact sheets and presenter notes at SayWhat! Live Tobacco-free.