In British Columbia, one in five students in grades 7-12 (approx. 57 729 students) reported vaping with nicotine in the past month. Students spend a significant amount of time at school and therefore it is essential that school communities are reacting to the rise in vaping by adapting their policies and practices.
DASH has completed a School Based Vaping Initiatives Literature Review and conducted a series of interviews with key stakeholders from health and education across the province. The consistent theme that arose from the interviews was the importance of meaningful engagement with youth in the planning and implementation of vaping initiatives.
With your donations, DASH will engage youth perspectives and feedback to help inform, develop and implement school and district wide policies and practices around vaping.