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E-cigarettes and Vaping: Resources for Schools

These tools and resources are for Minnesota school staff, including administrators, educators, teachers and health services staff, who are working to address the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products in schools. This page outlines opportunities for action that can be taken by various school staff, along with resources and tools to help.

4/25/2018 Letter to Schools from Minnesota's Health and Education Commissioners (PDF)

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School Administrators

Tobacco-free spaces are a proven way to prevent youth tobacco use and protect students, faculty, and visitors from secondhand smoke. Tobacco-free schools is one way to address increasing popularity of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices among youth.

Here's what you can do:

Promote health messaging throughout school.

  • Free Signs (Association for Nonsmokers – Minnesota)

Free print and digital materials, such as posters (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Download these posters and more at CTP’s Exchange Lab.

Free school posters

image of posterThese posters target youth with messaging on the harms of nicotine and risk of addiction. These posters were developed by Hopkins One Voice Coalition, in partnership with Hennepin County and Community Blueprint, with input from a youth focus group from Hopkins High school.

School Health Services

Here's what you can do:

Share resources for quitting tobacco.

To help youth

To help adults

Curriculum Coordinators, Health Educators, and Teachers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides evidence-based recommendations to help design and implement quality school programs to prevent tobacco use. While the tobacco industry continues to engage schools and offer free tobacco prevention curriculum, industry-sponsored school-based programs are ineffective and may ultimately promote tobacco use among youth.

NEW E-cigarettes and Youth: What Educators and Coaches Need to Know (PDF) (CDC)

Here's what you can do:

Update curriculum that addresses the harms of nicotine and e-cigarette use.

Presentation for Youth: Know the Risks - A Youth Guide to E-cigarettes

The CDC developed this presentation to educate youth on e-cigarettes, including the health risks, the factors that lead to e-cigarette use, and what youth can do to avoid all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. This resource is intended for adults who educate or serve youth ages 11 – 18 (teachers, youth ministers, coaches, scout leaders, etc.). Utilizing the talking points and information for users document, the presenter does not require additional information, nor permission to deliver the presentation.

Learn more about this Presentation for Youth.

Use relevant, youth friendly lesson plans.

Download this toolkit: Addressing Student Use of E-cigarettes and Vapes (PDF)

Updated Monday, 07-Oct-2019 09:53:59 CDT