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Take A Breath

Smoking and vaping - your voice, your choice

Students investigate the issues around vaping and smoking. Students are encouraged to stop and "take a breath", ask questions, seek answers, and exercise critical thinking skills before making a decision.

Did you know that the nicotine contained in one typical disposable vape can be equal to the same amount found 50 cigarettes?

“Take a Breath” explores the issues around vaping and smoking, through the lens of real Australian students.

“Take a Breath” features children in Years 5 and 6 who have genuine questions about vaping, alongside real high school students who recorded and edited their responses.

The young people in the module investigate the issue by:

  • Analysing and drawing comparisons between the history of smoking and the growth of vaping in recent years;
  • Identifying that nicotine is an addictive drug that can impact health and wellbeing; and
  • Discussing the social influences surrounding the choice to vape or not to vape.


What is it about?

Take A Breath ---
  • Impacts of smoking and vaping
  • Drawing comparisons and connections between e-cigarettes/vaping and the history of tobacco smoking
  • The effects of nicotine on the body and brain
  • Strategies and responses that model assertiveness and resilience in challenging situations

Your voice -
Your choice

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