Vaping prevention is best managed as part of a whole-school approach to supporting student health and wellbeing. The following strategies seek to support vaping prevention at school.

Student teaching and learning

Deliver vaping prevention in student drug and alcohol education, as part of the Health and Physical Education curriculum:

Support for staff

Support staff professional development and learning:

Healthy school culture

Embed and promote positive behaviours at school in a respectful and inclusive manner:

Leadership and commitment

Engage student voice to inform school vaping prevention strategies such as:

  • student-led research or surveys
  • peer-to-peer education
  • student-led local health campaigns or communications – young people respond well to peer-led behavioural change campaigns.

Refer to the Student Voice, Agency and Leadership policy for more information.

Family and community partnerships

Support and promote parents and carers to talk about vaping with their children. Schools can use the following to support conversations with families:

Contact local partners, such as Local Public Health UnitsExternal Link , local council, or community health services, who may be able to support whole-school approaches.

Includes information on vaping prevention, student teaching and learning, support for staff, healthy school culture, leadership and commitment and family and community partnerships

Reviewed 18 April 2024

Was this page helpful?