Vaping | E-Cigarettes
To explain the facts about e-cigarettes and vaping. This is an informational presentation for 6th-12th graders about the safety and hazards of using e-cigarettes.
What Is Vaping?
Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device cartridges that are filled with a liquid, which usually contains nicotine, flavorings and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor. That's why using e-cigarettes is called "vaping."
Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Because vaping is new, we don't yet know how it affects the body over time. We do know the nicotine in e-cigarettes is addictive, can slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention and mood. It also increases the risk of other types of addiction later in life.
What We Teach
- What is vaping?
- What are e-cigarettes?
- Effects of vaping
- The results of other forms of tobacco use
What We Provide
- An informative learning activity
- A safe question-and-answer time for students
Details of the Program
- Target Grades: 6th thru 12th
- Length of Program: 45-60 minutes
- This program can be modified and presented to adults
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital partners with the following to provide this program:
- Nova Southeastern University
- Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
- AHEC Tobacco Training and Cessation Program
- The Tobacco Prevention Program of Florida DOH-Broward County
Our Partners in Education Programs are coordinated by Memorial Community Relations. Please call 954-276-1250 for more information or complete this form to request a program.