Do you know how to talk to your students about the dangers of e-cigarettes?
If this is a challenging topic for you to discuss with students, the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education can help with resources available through the Be Vape Free initiative.
With Be Vape Free, educators are empowered to help students to see through common misconceptions about vaping to make healthier, more informed decisions through a suite of standards-aligned content, all available at no cost. Designed for wherever learning takes place, Be Vape Free offers engaging content for grades 5–12 on the risks of e-cigarettes.
Through three short, animated videos that combine humor and science, students can confront the realities and consequences of e-cigarettes, from toxic ingredients to tricky social norms to addiction. Combined with engaging activities, this ALL NEW video series matches education with fun to deliver a powerful message to students.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million kids in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%). Vaping increases a person’s chance of experiencing complications from upper respiratory illnesses, and some researchers believe there exists a relationship between vaping and COVID-19 patients.
Keep Learning Going
- Kick off the conversation about being vape free with the thought-provoking Clearing the Air Virtual Field Trip, chalked full of the facts and science to make healthier decisions. Watch anytime, anywhere.
- The elementary and middle school specific program bundles which utilize the evidenced-based CATCH My Breath program, have everything teachers need to help students identify the health risks of e-cigarette use, learn about the hazardous chemicals involved, analyze tobacco marketing tactics, and develop, practice, and demonstrate refusal skills.
With the no cost digital tools from Be Vape Free from the CVS Health Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation, and Discovery Education – busting myths about vaping is now as easy as clicking a button.