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Tobacco & vapour products prevention

Three teens and an e-cigarettte

The goal is to use a comprehensive approach to prevent the use of tobacco and vapour products, especially among children and youth as well as help them make an informed decision. This includes supporting school policies and using evidenced-based programs to reduce tobacco and vapour products use. 

Tobacco and Vapour Reduction Coordinators can:

  • Provide evidence-based resources 
  • Support and train teachers, counsellors and other staff to help children and youth
  • Facilitate education sessions and create dialogue with parents (E.g. parent advisory committees, etc.)

Information & resources

HealthLinkBC

Vancouver Coastal Health

McCreary Centre Society

Health Canada

BC Lung Foundation

Centres for Disease Control & Prevention: 

Truth Initiative

 Stanford University 

 University of California San Francisco

 Alberta Health Services

First Nations Health Authority

Statistics

BC Centre for Disease Control

McCreary Centre Society

Government of Canada 

International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project

If you have any questions and/or would like more information, please contact the VCH Tobacco & Vapour Reduction Program at smokefree@vch.ca or 604-675-3800.

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