Vaping Prevention

Vaping Prevention and Quit Resources  

Did you know vapes contain toxic chemicals normally found in things like weed killer, or that they are linked to stress and anxiety?

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Want to learn more about the harms of vaping?

Learn more about the physical and mental harms of vaping in these great resources provided by Quit.  

Want to get help to reduce how much you or your friend vapes?

Most vapes contain nicotine, even if the label says they don’t. When you vape regularly, you develop a craving that can only be relieved by vaping. Soon you find it hard to function without a vape and become dependent.  

If you find yourself needing help, there are lots of places you can turn to, including:  

  • Booking an appointment with a local GP to discuss options for quitting vaping  
  • Visiting Western Health’s Live Free Breathe Free Smoking/Vaping Cessation Clinic
  • Headspace who offers mental health support online, by phone and in person through headspace centres
  • Quitline (13 7878) is a free, confidential advice and support service open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Quitline counsellors are available via phone, live web chat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or SMS 
  • Call Quitline on 13 7878 
  • Text ‘call back’ to Quitline on 0482 090 634  
  • Book a time for a Quitline counsellor to call you back  
  • Learn more at quit.org.au 
       

They also provide: 

  • Aboriginal Quitline (13 7848) 
  • Translators (call Quitline on 13 7848 and tell them you need an interpreter) 
  • Access if you are deaf or have hearing or speech impairment via the National Relay Service
  • TTY users phone 13 3677 and ask for 13 7848   
  • Speak & Listen users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 7848 
  • Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service then ask for 13 7848 
  • DirectLine is a state-wide alcohol and other drugs advice service offering confidential counselling and referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Phone 1800 888 236 or go to directline website
  • Youth, Drugs and Alcohol Advice provide a youth-specific advice service from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday - Phone 1800 458 685
  • Alcohol and Drug Foundation advice line 1300 85 85 84 
      

Download and share our vaping prevention posters and social media tiles

Melton City Council has created a series of posters and social media tiles with local, young people that you can download and share at your school, your local sporting group, online, etc. to spread awareness about the dangers of vaping (you don’t need permission from Council to share these resources).

 

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 10.1(JPG, 2MB) 
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.1(PDF, 137KB) 
  

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 1.02(JPG, 3MB)
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.2(PDF, 169KB) 
  

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 1.03(JPG, 3MB) 
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.3(PDF, 579KB) 
  

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 1.04(JPG, 2MB) 
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.4(PDF, 78KB) 
  

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 1.05(JPG, 2MB) 
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.5(PDF, 79KB) 
  

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Download Image: Vape Prevention Socials - 1080x1080 - 1.06(JPG, 2MB) 
Download Poster: Vape Prevention Poster - A3 - 10.6(PDF, 78KB)

Zip files 

Vape Prevention Posters(ZIP, 1MB)

Vape Prevention Socials(ZIP, 7MB) 

Want Western Health and Melton City Council to deliver a vaping education session at your school?

Western Health, in partnership with Melton City Council, can provide vaping awareness sessions to schools for students in grade 6 and older.  

In this session, presenters discuss what vaping is, the health impacts, vaping and the law as well as tips for avoiding vaping and supports available to quit vaping. The sessions are delivered by a community health nurses and a health promotion officer from Western Health together with youth workers from Melton City Council. Course material is based on the latest available information from trusted source; Quit Victoria. In 2023, over 1200 students took part in a vaping education session.  

To learn more, visit: Western Health website

Want vaping curriculum resources to be used at your school?

Teachers of year 7-10 students have access to a range of vaping education resources designed to teach young people about the harms of vaping. Seeing through the Haze is a suite of free, evidence-based, curriculum-aligned vaping education resources for Victorian schools. 

To find out more information and access these resources, use these links: