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Youth Vaping Prevention & Resources to Quit

To educate America’s students about the health dangers of e-cigarette use and reverse the pervasive youth vaping epidemic, Truth Initiative and Kaiser Permanente in collaboration with the American Heart Association, have launched a national youth vaping prevention curriculum called Vaping: Know the truth. This free digital learning experience is being developed as part of Truth Initiative’s nationally recognized truth campaign and will be made available to schools by leading social impact education innovator, EVERFI.

In addition to encouraging students to live vape-free lives, this self-led interactive-curriculum offers resources to help young people who are currently using e-cigarettes to quit through truth’s first-of-its-kind text message youth quit vaping program called This is Quitting already helping over 220,000 youth and young adults on their journeys to quit.

In Vaping: Know the truth students will learn to:

  • Recognize the physiological and psychological properties of nicotine
  • Recognize the health risks associated with using e-cigarettes due to their chemical ingredients and delivery mechanism
  • Recognize that they are empowered to make healthy and informed choices, and to help others make those choices
  • And much more! Download Course Overview

Course Topics:

Lesson One: Know
Lesson One
Know
This lesson introduces learners to the activity of vaping, invites them to reflect on their awareness and knowledge of the topic, covers a brief history of tobacco and nicotine use, and covers the ingredients present in common e-cigarettes.
Lesson Two: Uncover
Lesson Two
Uncover
This lesson confronts learners with the hard facts about e-cigarette companies’ marketing and advertising tactics, and debunks myths about the safety of vaping and its risks relative to smoking.
Lesson Three: Overcome
Lesson Three
Overcome
This lesson challenges learners to consider the dangers of nicotine addiction, reinforces addiction as a primary danger of vaping, and lays the framework for quitting.
Lesson Four: Change
Lesson Four
Change
This lesson examines positive social norms that sit opposite of vaping: self-care and quitting. It looks to refocus learners' energy on alternative behaviors while reinforcing the dangerous truths about vaping.
Recommended Grade Levels:
8-12
Total Time
30-40
Minutes
Cost:
$0
Vaping: Know the truth is a new course created by Truth Initiative and Kaiser Permanente, in collaboration with the American Heart Association, on vaping prevention and resources to quit made available at no cost to students and teachers.

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