PEI Youth Vaping Awareness
We are currently hosting Youth Vaping Awareness Days 2023! To schedule your PEI grade 7 class, please email email@example.com.
Our Youth Vaping Awareness Days program began in the fall of 2021 as a way to deliver vaping education to Junior High schools across Prince Edward Island. Data from our PEI 2020-21 Youth and Young Adult Vaping Survey Project found that the average age of vaping onset on PEI was 15.74 years old. Therefore, grade 7 classes on PEI were chosen as the target audience in order to focus on vaping prevention. Since 2021, we've reached over 3000 Island students at over 50 schools across PEI.
This program is delivered in collaboration with the UPEI Faculty of Nursing, providing the opportunity for nursing students to facilitate this program and complete their community placements.
Our program goals include:
To increase the knowledge of the evidence-informed health and social harms associated with vaping among Island youth aged 11-15.
To increase knowledge of the evidence-informed health and social harms associated with vaping among Island Educators.
To increase students' ability to make informed decisions about using vaping products.
Use these materials to host your own Youth Vaping Awareness Days or for other education needs!
"Clearing the Cloud" Video Presentation
Developed in 2023, our "Clearing the Cloud" video presentation provides knowledge on vaping and its risks through evidence-based information, stories from youth, and our new animation video!
"Clearing the Cloud" Bingo Game
Our Bingo game provides a fun way for students to test their knowledge on what they've learned about the risks of vaping. This resource includes our custom Bingo cards and slideshow with questions and answers.
Developed by LiveWell PEI, these fact sheets provide information for students, educators, and parents on the risks of vaping.
"Vaping and Mental Health" Animation Video
Our brand new animation video provides an entertaining way to demonstrate the connection between vape use and negative mental health. Thank you to Cartoon Conrad for bringing our idea to life and to our funder the PEI Alliance for Mental Well-being.