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Curriculum, teaching & learning
- Refer to the Lungs are for Life Grade Specific Teaching Modules Grades 1-8 for easy to implement lesson plans with an array of cross-curricular teaching activities, assessment tools, a resource list and more.
- Check out the CATCH My Breath Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program , for class activities, teacher education and online resources
- The Stanford Medicine-The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit includes resources on vaping for educators
- Visit the Ontario Lung Association Digital Learning Hub for E-modules, web casts, toolkits, youth learning opportunities and talking guidelines for students, parents, public health nurses and school staff
Classroom & school leadership
- Learn more about the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 – How the Act Affects Schools and the City of Hamilton Smoking By-Law
- Conduct a policy review and advocate for updates/revisions to policies surrounding smoking and vaping on school property, school trips and events
- Explore for development of innovative board/school level policies surrounding smoking and vaping. Ideas can include: Smoke free movies/media policies, tobacco free sports, tobacco related liter policies, tobacco/vape possession policies
- Communicate these school policies through school announcements, agendas, and newsletters
- Unfiltered Facts (UFF) recruits individual and community action groups. Members complete trainings and get started working on projects.
Social & physical environments
- Enforcement of the Smoke Free Ontario Act
- Visit the Health Canada – Consider the Consequences of Vaping for materials to use in schools (i.e., mirror clings and posters)
- Refer to the Protect Our World Toolkit for interactive and educational activities to increase understanding of the impact tobacco has on our environment
Home, school & community partnerships
- Refer to the Health Canada Talking to your child about vaping: a tip sheet for parents, on how to talk to your child regarding the issue of vaping
- Alternatives for Youth offer substance misuse counselling for youth aged 12-22
- Call the City of Hamilton Public Health Services Tobacco Control Program: 905-540-5566 for inquiries regarding tobacco reduction and control
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