Taking action on smoking and health
Here you will find information, resources and training on the topic of young people and vaping.
This is a very fast moving area, the ASH Scotland team are working hard to share up-to-date and reliable information, including:
Young people and vaping briefing
There are particular considerations for engaging with young people on the topic of vaping. ASH Scotland has produced this briefing to highlight the key evidence, concerns and advice that will benefit anyone working with children and young people.
The briefing is available to download here.
Other useful links
World Health Organisation Q&A on e-cigarettes
Our Tobacco-free Generation Resource Pack is designed to help those working with young people deliver activities on smoking and vaping. The pack contains up-to-date, factual information and activities to help discuss vaping with young people.
Activities can be delivered in youthwork or classroom setting activities and include:
To access the full pack, create a free account at www.ashscotlandmoodle.org.uk.
Young people, smoking, vaping and mental health training
In partnership with Youth Scotland, we have developed a training course for youth workers looking at young people, smoking, vaping and the impact on mental health.
To receive updates on this course or to register your interest please get in touch with Stephanie, email@example.com
eLearning module: Smoking and Young People
This module focuses on how smoking impacts young people in Scotland, including attitudes and knowledge; smoking, e-cigarettes and other substances; and tobacco industry tactics in recruiting young people.
It also explores youth work’s role in engaging young people to stay smoke-free, and supporting young people to quit smoking, highlighting resources and strategies to enable you to confidently discuss smoking with the young people you support.
Access the course by creating a free account on our elearning website.
ASH Scotland do not currently deliver workshops for children and young people. The following partner organisations offer this service:
LANDED Peer Education Service
LANDED offer a wide range of services to third sector and statutory organisations across Scotland. This includes harm reduction workshops for young people, staff training, peer education training, information stalls and consultancy services.
Topics covered include tobacco & e-cigarettes, cannabis, alcohol, drugs, sexual health, positive relationships and sexting. For more information please visit www.landed.info.
Fast Forward work across Scotland to enable young people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. As part of their tobacco education work, Fast Forward offer e-cigarette sessions for primary school children.
For more information please visit www.fastforward.org.uk/projects/going-forward/.
If you would like to share your own expierences of working with young people on this topic, or have a specific question that is not answered here we would like to hear from you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action on Smoking & Health (Scotland) (ASH Scotland) is a registered Scottish charity (SC 010412) and a company limited by guarantee(Scottish company no 141711). The registered office is 8 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HB.
ASH Scotland acknowledges with thanks the support of the British Heart Foundation and the Scottish Government in developing our website.