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Register for our upcoming youth vaping webinars!

News 6 September 2022

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We are hosting two free upcoming vaping webinars on Monday 12 September and Monday 19 September. Find out more and register now!

In recent years, the popularity of vaping among young Kiwis has become a hot topic at high schools around New Zealand.

To help you make sense of the situation, sort the facts from the myths and implement practical solutions at your school, we have two free upcoming vaping webinars on Monday 12 September and Monday 19 September.

To find out more and register, see below. 

If you haven't already, check out ready-to-use resource for schools, Thinking Critically About the Marketing of Energy Drinks and Vaping Products.

Webinar #1 Understanding youth vaping in New Zealand 

Monday 12 September, 3.30-4.30pm

 

While youth smoking is at record lows, the popularity of vaping has been trending upwards.

Information about vaping is often confusing, and even conflicting. New vape technology and a rapidly evolving vape sector can make it difficult to keep up.

In this webinar ASH NZ Director, Ben Youdan, will address some of the common facts and myths around youth vaping. It will also provide an overview of the stats from ASH's year 10 survey, New Zealand's largest youth smoking survey.

The survey focuses on the spectrum of youth vaping and its relationship to smoking. It also contextualises vaping with other teen health behaviours.

The webinar will explain current and proposed vaping laws in Aotearoa and explain how to use them if you are concerned about young people’s access to vapes.

There will be an opportunity to ask Ben questions at the end of the presentation.   

Ben Youdan, ASH NZ Director

Ben has worked in smokefree policy since the early 2000s. In recent years he has taken an interest in vaping and worked on collaborations in US and UK on harm reduction initiatives, as well as monitoring and preventing youth vaping.

Webinar #2: How schools can respond to youth vaping

Monday 19 September,  3.30-4.30pm

 

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