According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s report, e-cigarette use has grown “an astounding 900%” among high school students from 2011 to 2015. This is cause for alarm.
It has been reported that more than half of middle school students have tried e-cigarettes.
With the use of new technology increasing, the number of adolescents and young adults addicted to nicotine is becoming easier. These products are not only addictive, but they also allow a large number of harmful chemicals to enter the body. E-Cigarettes are affecting the body. However, many do not realize they are also affecting the education of many students. Students are getting suspended from school at alarming rates because they are getting caught using e-cigarette devices.
Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information available to parents and schools about e-cigarettes. The mission of VapeEducate.com is to provide schools, administrators, parents, and concerned community groups with an additional tool to aid in the vape education of young adults. Education is what can bring change in order to allow our children to grow up as healthy adults.
VapeEducate is an online course originally designed to be completed by middle and high school students. However, it most certainly can be beneficial to anyone interested in learning more about e-cigarettes, vaping and Juuling. It can also be used as an educational program for teachers, parents, and other community members. The program is designed to be used as a tool which provides supplemental material to educate students about vaping.
There are seven lessons on vaping. Each lesson contains pertinent information regarding vaping and the use of vape products. Short quizzes are built into each lesson for students to actively participate and recall information presented to them. At the end of each of the seven units, students are required to take an assessment. A student must receive at least 80% in order to successfully complete each unit. Final results are then emailed in real time to the principal, administrator, parent, or community group administering the program.