E-cigarettes and vaping are now included in the Achievement Program’s Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs benchmarks and resources for schools and early childhood services.
There are increasing concerns about the number of teenagers and young people using e-cigarettes and vaping, particularly in and around school settings. Australian surveys have shown that e-cigarette use among teens and young people has increased over the past few years, which was outlined in the recent blog by Quit Victoria.
To help address these concerns, the Achievement Program in partnership with Quit Victoria, the Department of Health and Department of Education and Training updated its benchmarks and resources to help schools, early childhood services and health promotion professionals to undertake a whole of setting approach to addressing e-cigarettes and vaping and best practice guidance.
The Achievement Program is a free health and wellbeing program open to all Victorian schools, early childhood services and workplaces. Settings can create healthier working and learning environments by meeting a series of benchmarks for key health priority areas including tobacco and smoking.
The Achievement Program Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs benchmarks for schools and early childhood services were updated first, with an update of the Smoking benchmarks for workplaces on the way.
If you work in health promotion, join the Achievement Program Health Promoter network and get access to fantastic tools and resources for a whole of setting approach to addressing e-cigarettes and vaping in schools and early childhood services and help support these settings. Schools, early childhood services and workplaces can register for the Achievement Program or login to their existing member portal.