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The
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Grades 6–12

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As an educator, you can play an active role in fighting the teen vaping epidemic. FDA research suggests that when teachers talk about the health consequences of e-cigarettes and schools enforce anti-vaping policies, students may be less likely to vape. Use these resources to start an honest conversation with your class and help to change social norms at your school.

Poster Contest

In the “Vaping’s Not My Thing” contest, students create a one-page poster, infographic, or annotated illustration to convince other kids of the serious health risks of vaping.

Deadline
3/22/21

DOWNLOAD ALL CONTEST RESOURCES Contest Materials

Separate Prizes for Grades 6–8 and 9–12

$500 Grand Prizes

1 Grand Prize per Grade Band
$500 Each for Winning Student & Their Teacher

$200 Runners-Up Prizes

3 Runners-Up per Grade Band
$200 Each for Winning Students & Their Teachers

The Grand Prize–winning entries will also be adapted into posters by the Food and Drug Administration


How to Submit Entries

Teachers or parents/guardians can submit entries on behalf of students.

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SUBMIT ENTRIES

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Vaping’s Not My Thing Contest
Scholastic Inc., 3rd Floor
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Entries must be postmarked by
3/22/21 and received by 3/29/21.

Contest Deadline: March 22, 2021
  • To be eligible, each student entry MUST contain the student’s name, grade, school name, city/state, and teacher name.
  • Online or email entries for Grades 6–8 can only be sent by teachers or parents/guardians.
  • Grades 6–8 students may mail in entries directly themselves.
  • Grades 9–12 students may upload, email, or mail in entries directly themselves (or their teacher/parent/guardian may submit on their behalf).
  • To be eligible, each student entry MUST contain the student’s name, grade, school name, city/state, and teacher name.
  • Grades 9–12 students may upload, email, or mail in entries directly themselves (or their teacher/parent/guardian may submit on their behalf).
  • Click for complete Official Rules.

    STUDENT CONTEST: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. Open only to students in grades 6–12 who are residents of the 50 United States, Washington, DC, or US territories. Teachers/parents/legal guardians who submit an entry must be 18 years or older and reside in the 50 US/DC/US territories. Deadline: March 22, 2021. Entries must be submitted or postmarked between 12:01 a.m. ET on December 17, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. ET on March 22, 2021 (mail-in entries must be received by March 29, 2021). Prize packages: Grand Prize package (two awarded): (ERV: $2,000); Runners-Up (six awarded): (ERV: $2,400). Visit scholastic.com/youthvapingrisks/contest/officialrules for complete Official Rules.

    Lessons & Activities

    With these cross-curricular resources from Scholastic and the FDA, students will analyze informational text, collect and present data, and evaluate marketing messages. For independent student work, you can assign videos, student reading, and a digital tool at the middle school and high school student pages.

    LESSON 1 + ACTIVITY Teens and Vaping: The Real
    Health Consequences
    Grades 6–8
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    LESSON 2 + ACTIVITY Vaping Research
    Project
    Grades 6–8
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    LESSON 3 + ACTIVITY Sizing Up
    E-Cigarette Marketing
    Grades 6–8
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    STUDENT ARTICLE The Health Impacts of
    E-Cigarettes
    Grades 6–8
    DOWNLOAD
    STUDENT INFOGRAPHIC Vaping Facts and
    Misperceptions
    Grades 6–8
    DOWNLOAD

    FAMILY RESOURCE How to Talk to Kids About
    Vaping Risks
    Grades 6–8
    DOWNLOAD
    CLASSROOM MINI POSTER Fact: Vaping Harms
    Your Health
    Grades 6–8
    DOWNLOAD
    LESSON 1 + ACTIVITY Teens and Vaping: The Real
    Health Consequences
    Grades 9–12
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    LESSON 2 + ACTIVITY Vaping Research
    Project
    Grades 9–12
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    LESSON 3 + ACTIVITY Sizing Up
    E-Cigarette Marketing
    Grades 9–12
    GET PDF Get a Google Doc copy
    STUDENT ARTICLE The Health Impacts of
    E-Cigarettes
    Grades 9–12
    DOWNLOAD
    STUDENT INFOGRAPHIC Vaping Facts and
    Misperceptions
    Grades 9–12
    DOWNLOAD

    TEEN & FAMILY PAGE Vaping
    Resource Guide
    Grades 9–12
    DOWNLOAD
    CLASSROOM MINI POSTER Fact: Vaping Harms
    Your Health
    Grades 9–12
    DOWNLOAD

    Digital Tools

    Share these videos and the digital interactive activity to help students understand must-know facts about e-cigarettes.

    Videos

    VIDEOS GRADES 6-8 VIDEOS GRADES 9-12
    VIDEO LESSON 1 + ACTIVITY Risks of
    E-Cigarettes
    Grades 6–12
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    VIDEO LESSON 2 + ACTIVITY Nicotine and
    the Teen Brain
    Grades 6–12
    DOWNLOAD

    Digital Activity

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    Resources

    Additional tools to support your students.

    Addiction and Cessation Resources FOR TEENS & SCHOOLS

    Smokefree Teen: Quit Vaping

    Vape-Free Schools Initiative: Tools and Resources from the American Lung Association (ALA)

    Safe Disposal of E-Cigarettes: Tips for Safe Disposal of E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Waste

    Tips for Safe Disposal of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquid Waste: One-Page Flyer

    INFOGRAPHIC 2020 National Tobacco Use
    Survey: Middle School
    DOWNLOAD
    INFOGRAPHIC 2020 National Tobacco Use
    Survey: High School
    DOWNLOAD
    TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDE How to Talk to Your
    Students About Vaping
    DOWNLOAD

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    VIDEOS Teens Discuss the
    Effects of Vaping
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    VIDEOS Teens Discuss the
    Effects of Vaping
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