Vape-Free DE Social Media Kit

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A plan that can change young people's lives. Here, you’ll find lots of ways to engage students, teachers, parents, and others in the fight against the vaping epidemic sweeping through our schools. Every day, the tools in this kit provide an opportunity for you to raise awareness about the dangers of e-cigarettes, prevent nicotine addiction and vaping-related lung injuries among our youth, and help those who already vape find the support and guidance they need to quit.

Text Messages for Parents

It’s no secret that students who use e-cigarettes often hide their behaviors and their vape devices from parents. These text messages are crafted to quickly bring parents up to speed so that they’re in the know about what to do and where to go for helpful information. Copy and paste the text below to send to parents.

Dear parent, you may have heard about serious lung illnesses and deaths nationwide caused by vaping. We’re making your student aware as well, with our morning announcements, and advising them not to vape.

Dear parent, e-cigarettes pose serious risks to children and teens’ lungs and overall health. Learn more about these risks at TheDirtyTruth.com, and if your child has tried or uses e-cigarettes – it’s time to have a talk.

Dear parent, e-cigarette use among school-age children has become an epidemic and poses serious risks to those who vape. Learn more about the risks kids face at TheDirtyTruth.com.

Dear parent, students are vaping more than ever. If your child has an odd-looking pen or USB drive, it could be a vaping device. If it is, please speak candidly with them about the health risks of vaping.

Dear parent, due to the vaping epidemic among school-age children, Delaware is enacting a policy against e-cigarette use in and around our school. If your child has tried an e-cigarette, please talk with them about the dangers of vaping.

Dear parent, e-cigarette (vape) use among Delaware high school students is rising at an alarming rate. Vape pods can contain as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. Learn more at TheDirtyTruth.com.

Dear parent, It is important for you to communicate with your children about the risks of nicotine, THC, or other substance use. Youth marijuana use has been associated with antisocial and oppositional behaviors, nicotine use, poor school performance, use of other illicit substances and the development of substance use disorders, and impairments in social relationships.

Morning Announcements

Many students still think vaping in school is cool. It isn’t. It’s dangerous. These announcements are designed to remind those who do vape about the risks to their health, and to encourage those who don’t vape not to start. Read the text below aloud with your school’s morning announcements.

  • Good morning, students. You may have heard about serious lung illnesses and deaths nationwide caused by vaping. Your risk is real. Please don’t vape. Learn more at The Dirty Truth dot com.

  • Good morning, students. If you or someone you know uses e-cigarettes, please also know they pose serious risks to your lungs and overall health. Learn more at The Dirty Truth dot com.

  • Good morning, students. As you may know, e-cigarettes and vape devices pose a real risk to your health. To learn more about these risks, please visit The Dirty Truth dot com.

  • Good morning, students. E-cigarette use in Delaware schools has become an epidemic and poses serious health risks to those who vape. Learn more about your risk at The Dirty Truth dot com.

  • Good morning, students. THC use has been associated with a wide range of health effects, particularly with prolonged frequent use. The best way to avoid potentially harmful effects is to not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.

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