Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may pose a health risk to the public (according the Health Canada 2009), especially for youth.
The Electronic Cigarette Education Kit is designed for employers, educators, teachers, youth workers, counsellors, public health nurses and others to inform adults and youth about the dangers of e-cigarettes.
The kit includes 5 learning modules, which range from 10-20 minutes in duration:
Module 1: The Basics of an E-Cigarette
Describes the basic components of an electronic cigarette.
Module 2: Propylene Glycol and E-Juice
Describes the purpose and uses of propylene glycol and the types of e-juice "flavours" that appeal to children.
Module 3: A Primer on E-Cigarette Risks
Describes some of the risks associated with e-cigarettes.
Module 4: Nicotine and Its Effects
Describes the nature and risks of nicotine.
Module 5: What’s the Law?
Describes the current legal landscape (or lack thereof) relating to e-cigarettes and e-juice.
A printed kit, which includes all modules that can be customized by the instructor, can also be borrowed for up to three weeks. To request this kit, please send an email to your local contact and include:
- Your name, organization, contact information, exercise(s) requested (or entire kit), and any specific date by which the exercises/kit is required.
D. Scott Riddell
Health Canada (archived). Health Canada advises Canadians not to use electronic cigarettes. March 27, 2009: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2009/13373a-eng.php (Accessed December 4, 2014).