Resources for concerned parents and teachers2019-10-16T13:02:56+00:00

Resources for concerned parents and teachers

Our Resource Library has plenty of resources useful to parents and teachers who want to learn more about the dangers of tobacco and vaping products and have a meaningful conversation about it with children, adolescents and young adults.

Resources taged “parents” and/or “educators” on our website get pulled and showcased here. They are listed alphabetically.

You can also search our Resources Library by theme: Prevention, Smoking Cessation, Quit Smoking and Hot Topics.

Of particular interest to parents and teachers, we suggest:

Information on New Brunswick laws and policies regarding tobacco, vaping products, cannabis and smoke-free environments is available on our Legislation page.

We also feature many great resources on our Smoke-Free Environments page to help teachers, parents and community leaders promote a smoke-free environment.

“Why You Don’t Want to Become a Drug Addict by Smoking Cigarettes or Vaping Nicotine” (PowerPoint Presentation) – NB Lung Association

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Topics covered in this presentation include: nicotine addiction, cancer/COPD/ other conditions, chemicals in tobacco and e-cigarettes/vape juice, history of cigarettes and the role big [...]

As pandemic forces change, it’s a good time for Canadians to quit smoking

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There’s no shortage of debate on who gets very sick from the virus, and who doesn’t. It is clear that we must do a [...]

Brochure – Vaping – Know the Risks – NB Lung Association – 2019

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Public information brochure developed by the New Brunswick Lung Association. Very useful for parents to share with their children/teens and for teachers to share [...]

Brochure – Youth Smoking – New Brunswick Lung Association

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Some educational information about why youth start smoking as well as resources to help them quit. PDF Website [...]

Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) results for 2019-current smoking declines to 14.8%, daily smoking to 10.0% in Canada

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Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) results for 2019 were released last week on Thursday August 6, 2020. There was a decrease in current smoking [...]

Canadians who report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic more likely to report increased use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Canadians’ lives in previously unimaginable ways in a very short period of time. Given the disruption and stress it [...]

Cannabis in Canada – Government of Canada – 2018

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About cannabis, process of legalization, health effects, addiction, medical use, applying for industry licenses, consumer information, market data, travelling with cannabis, talk about cannabis, [...]

Cannabis Talk Kit – Know How to Talk with Your Teen – DrugFreeKidsCanada.org – 2017

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This talk kit aims to help families navigate through a changing cannabis landscape—one that includes new policies like legalization and regulation, as well as [...]

Comparative Federal/Provincial/Territorial Tobacco Tax Rates As of August 1, 2020

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200 Cigarettes     200 roll-your-own cigarettes (100g) NS      $70.63 ($59.04)    $46.00  ($40.00) Man    $68.18 ($60.00)  $50.09 ($45.50) PEI     $65.11 ($55.04)    $31.80 ($27.52) NB      $61.83 [...]

Consider the Consequences of Vaping – Health Canada – 2019

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Campaign aimed at youth to tackle increasing vaping rates among this demographic. Many useful tools are available for parents and educators to talk to [...]

COVID-19 and Smoking: A Systematic Review of the Evidence

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A systematic review of studies on COVID-19 that included information on patients’ smoking status to evaluate the association between smoking and COVID-19 outcomes including [...]

COVID, youth, and substance use: Critical messages for youth and families

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The Canadian Pediatric Society has published a new article that encourages pediatricians and other health professionals who work with youth and families to communicate [...]

Digital Influencers – Consider the Consequences of Vaping – 2019

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Influencers targeting teens use YouTube and Instagram to engage their followers on the topic of preventing vaping: Matthew Santoro - 10 Dangers of Vaping [...]

Flavoured Vapes Hooks Kids Campaign – Lung Association and Heart & Stroke Foundation – 2020

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The Canadian Lung Association and Heart & Stroke created a uniquely flavoured ice cream to warn parents about the dangers of vaping. In its [...]

Health Canada’s Departmental Plan for 2020-21

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Health Canada will advance implementation of Canada's Tobacco Strategy, a modernized approach for successful tobacco control with the goal of achieving the target of [...]

Health Concerns: Tobacco – Youth Zone – Health Canada

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Too many young Canadians are still tempted by smoking. By giving you the facts about what smoking means to your body, your environment and [...]

Healthy School Planner – Joint Consortium for School Health

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The Healthy School Planner is a free tool that schools can use to assess the current health environment and build a plan to make [...]

Healthy School Planner: How to Use – Joint Consortium for School Health

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At a glance information on how to use the Joint Consortium for School Health's Healthy School Planner. PDF [...]

Heart Smart Kids – Heart & Stoke Foundation – 2019

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The Heart Smart Kids (HSK) program is for grades K to 6 in Indigenous communities across the country. This program is designed to help [...]

Issues: Second-Hand Smoke – The Tobacco Atlas – 2019

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Secondhand smoke kills nearly 900,000 people every year, yet one-quarter of people globally remain exposed. Some groups, such as non-smoking women and those in [...]

Lung Cancer Education (Including Risks Related to Vaping) – Toolkit for Teachers – Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec – 2019 (ONLY IN FRENCH)

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Free educational kit for teachers, aimed at students aged 12 to 17. It was designed to educate young people about the importance of preventing [...]

Mental Fitness – New Brunswick Department of Social Development

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Mental fitness refers to a state of psychosocial well-being, it means having a positive sense of how we feel, think, and act, which improves [...]

Micro-Grants for Cannabis or Vaping Public Education – Health Canada

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Micro-grants are offered up to $1,000 to support public education about the health effects of cannabis and/or the risks of vaping. [...]

Minister of Health announces funding for projects to help Canadians stop tobacco use

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To mark World No Tobacco Day, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced nearly $4.8 million in funding for organizations across Canada to develop programs and services that will [...]

Monitoring the Future – National Adolescent Drug Trends in 2018 – University of Michigan Institute for Social Research – 2019

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Increases in adolescent vaping from 2017 to 2018 were the largest ever recorded in the past 43 years for any adolescent substance use outcome [...]

Movie Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2017

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Infographic showing how movies influence adolescents to start using tobacco products. PDF

My Journey with Tobacco: Youth Tobacco Cessation Toolkit and Facilitator’s Guide – National Association of Friendship Centres

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The youth toolkit and facilitator’s guide are meant to be used together to build and support a stronger infrastructure for the delivery of tobacco [...]

NB Elementary Student Wellness Survey (K-5) – New Brunswick Department of Social Development (2016-2017)

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Survey of wellness (including exposure to smoke) among students in grades 4 and 5 and parents of students in kindergarten to grade 5 across [...]

NB Student Wellness Survey (Grades 6-12) – New Brunswick Department of Social Development (2018-2019)

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Survey on wellness (including tobacco use and vaping) among students in grades 6 to 12 across schools in New Brunswick conducted by the New [...]

New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy and Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Strategy Promotion Webinar Series In our ongoing series to promote New Brunswick’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy, the NBATC has created a convenient infographic for our [...]

New Federal Regulations on E-cigarette Advertising

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The Government of Canada is taking a number of steps to address the rise in youth vaping. Among these measures, the final Vaping Products Promotion [...]

New legislation for PEI now in effect

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In PEI, new legislation establishing age 21 for tobacco and e-cigarettes, and requiring e-cigarette sales to be in specialty stores only, came into effect [...]

Preliminary results of Canada’s first Randomized Clinical Trial for e-cigarettes as cessation device

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Physicians For a Smoke-Free Canada shared the initial results of the first large Canadian randomized clinical trial of e-cigarettes as a cessation device. In [...]

Prevalence of vaping and smoking among adolescents in Canada, England, and the United States, David Hammond et al, British Medical Journal – 2019

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A study published in the British Medical Journal has found a dramatic 74% increase in vaping among youth aged 16-19 in Canada from Aug/Sept [...]

Preventing Problematic Substance Abuse in Youth – Chief Public Health Officer, Government of Canada – 2018

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Learn what you can do to raise awareness about prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery related to substance abuse, including tobacco, among youth. [...]

Prince Edward Island bans flavoured e-cigarettes – effective March 1, 2021

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Prince Edward Island becomes the second Canadian province to formalize a comprehensive ban on flavoured vaping products. The ban will come into effect at [...]

Protecting Youth from the Vaping Crisis – Heart & Stroke Foundation – 2020

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Position paper with public health information produced by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. PDF

Research on Electronic Cigarettes: Advertising and Promotion – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) – 2020

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Report on recent findings, centred on advertising and promotion, from the OTRU's Research on E-Cigarette and Waterpipe Health System Research Fund project. As part [...]

Second-Hand Smoke and Children – Reasons to Act – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2016

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Infographic explaining how second-hand smoke negatively impacts children. JPG

Smoke Is Smoke! – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2019

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Sheds light on the dangers of second-hand smoke from tobacco as well as cannabis. This fact sheet also addresses vaping and reminds people to [...]

Smokers and Vapers May Be at Greater Risk for Covid-19

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Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans in [...]

Smoking and Tobacco – New Brunswick Lung Association

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Useful information compiled by the New Brunswick Lung Association related to the health effects of smoking, tobacco, cannabis, and vaping, as well as on [...]

Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco – Health Canada

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Learn about vaping, tobacco products, effects of smoking, second-hand smoke, prevention and quitting. Website

Social Media Influences on Tobacco Use in Adolescents – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2017

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Infographic showing how social media influences adolescents to start using tobacco products. PDF

Statement on the second anniversary of the federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act

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On the second anniversary of the federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA) coming into force, tobacco control organizations are calling on the Health Minister and [...]

Stop Youth Vaping – Heart & Stroke Foundation – 2020

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Campaign and an e-advocacy site urging action on youth vaping. Website

Susceptibility to Smoking Amongst Youth in New Brunswick – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition and New Brunswick Health Council – 2014

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Susceptibility to smoking is defined as “the absence of a firm decision not to smoke.” This represents youth who have never tried smoking, but [...]

Talking With Your Teen About Vaping: A Tip Sheet for Parents – Health Canada – 2019

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Useful public health information about vaping and tips on how to talk to teens about it. Website

The Canadian Cancer Society has released an update to the report, University and College 100% Smoke-Free Campuses in Canada: National Status Report

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Excellent resource explaining and demonstrating the benefits of a 100% smoke-free campus policy. This report presents a list of all colleges and universities with [...]

The New Brunswick Lung Association’s 27th Annual Respiratory Symposium/Webinar Sept. 25th, 2020

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The New Brunswick Lung Association invites health-care professionals interested in lung health and air quality to the “The New Brunswick Lung Association’s 27th Annual [...]

The Wellness Movement

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The Wellness Movement is a collective, ongoing effort in New Brunswick to inspire and support the creation of wellness-supporting environments, including tobacco-free and smoke-free [...]

The Wellness Movement – Connect with Wellness in your Region

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The Wellness Movement’s regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. [...]

The Wellness Movement – School Wellness Toolkit

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Designed to complement existing wellness initiatives in NB schools, the School Wellness Toolkit offers information and fresh ideas to help you champion The Wellness [...]

The Wellness Movement – Tools for Partners

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A number of tools were created to make it easy to align your messaging and promotional materials with those of The Wellness Movement. They [...]

The Wellness Movement – Wellness Week

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Each year, Wellness Week (October 1st to 7th) provides an opportunity to recognize everyone’s efforts in promoting wellness and growing The Wellness Movement in [...]

Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook – Sports NB

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The Tobacco Free Sport Program Handbook provides information about the program and details on how to implement a Tobacco Free Sport program/policy in a [...]

Tobacco-Free Living – New Brunswick Department of Social Development – Wellness Branch

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Tobacco free living is essential to a healthy lifestyle! Living tobacco free means avoiding exposure to smoke, not starting to smoke and, if you [...]

Tobacco-Free Living – Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (Public Health) – Government of New Brunswick

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The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health promotes tobacco-free living by administering legislation that supports smoke-free public places and restricts both tobacco [...]

Tobacco-Free Schools Action Guide – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition, Canadian Cancer Society and Health Canada – 2006

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The tobacco-free schools initiative uses a comprehensive school health approach to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use by changing the school environment through programs, [...]

Vape-Free Schools Campaign – Anglophone South School District (New Brunswick) – 2019

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Developed by the Anglophone South School District, this kit includes: Letter to High School Parents Communications Kit Vaping Mini-Lessons (Powerpoint) Contact Joyce Walker Haley [...]

Vaping – Know the Risks (PowerPoint Presentation) – New Brunswick Lung Association – 2019

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For teachers to share with students in their class or community groups to share in a public health setting to educated on the risks [...]

Vaping – The Mechanics – Health Canada – 2018

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Describes how vaping devices work and the chemicals used for vaping devices. PDF

Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

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New research reveals vaping among Canadian youth has risen dramatically over the past two years, and experts say it shows no signs of slowing [...]

Vaping Prevention Toolkit – PEI Lung Association – 2020

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Vaping education toolkit: -Vaping Products Information for Families -Vaping Products Information for Educators -Vaping Products Information for Coaches -Help Quitting Website [...]

Video: “Consider the Consequences of Vaping” – Health Canada – 2019

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Even though vaping is less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for you to consider. Vaping can expose you to chemicals that could [...]

Webinar: “Electronic Cigarette Use Among Quebec High School Students”- New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition -2015

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With Annie Montreuil, PhD, public health researcher at Institut national de santé publique du Québec.  This study is one of the first allowing an [...]

Webinar: “We Do Not Smoke But Some of Us Are More Susceptible than Others: A Multilevel Analysis of a Sample of Canadian Youth in Grades 9 to 12.” – New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition – 2015

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With Dr. Susan Kaai. Smoking susceptibility has been found to be a strong predictor of experimental smoking. This paper examined which student- and school-level [...]

While You Were Streaming: Smoking On Demand – Truth Initiative (USA) – 2019

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Research Report and news release. Tobacco depictions in youth-rated TV content has risen by more than 379% in one year with "Stranger Things" once [...]

WHO – Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease worldwide

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Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart [...]

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY-May 31, 2020- Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

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Every year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an [...]

World No Tobacco Day: Global Campaign

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Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations #TobaccoExposed The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. [...]

Youth and Young Adult Vaping in Canada – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit Project Newsletter – 2018

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As part of the Health System Research Fund, OTRU’s Research on E-Cigarettes and Waterpipe (RECIG-WP) grant has established a Youth and Young Adult Panel [...]

Youth Exposure to Tobacco in Movies in Ontario: 2002-2018 – Ontario Tobacco Research Unit – 2019

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This report by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU) examines onscreen tobacco exposure among Ontario youth over the period 2012 to 2018. Over half [...]