Learn & Lead: Tobacco & Vaping

34.5% of high school seniors vaped nicotine in the past year. While that number is high, that means 65.5% of high school seniors did not vape nicotine. At SLS, we believe in the power of peer-to-peer leadership. Students understand the pressures they face which is why they should lead the efforts to help each other make healthy choices. We work with students to give them the knowledge, skills and support they need to lead health & safety initiatives in their school and community. Check out some of these great examples of student campaigns related to tobacco and vaping awareness to see how students across Michigan are working to raise that 65.5%.

Tobacco & Vaping Education

This training will clear up the myths and give you straight facts related to nicotine use, whether it is in cigarettes or vapes. Nicotine is one of the fasted acting drugs there is. Find out how it affects you.

VAPING AWARNESS VIDEOS created by Mason Middle School 2024

Vaping Awareness Video created by Pierce Middle School Students 2023

Otsego Middle School STAND

Check out the SLS STAND group at Otsego Middle School and their knowledge about the dangers of vaping. 

“GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – To learn more about the teen vaping epidemic Maranda headed out to Otsego Middle School where she met with a group of students to see how much they really know about vaping and the detrimental effects it has physically, mentally and socially”.

Read the full article here. 

Alexis Warner, Warren Mott H.S.

Marelyn, Clarenceville H.S.

Delaney, Clarenceville H.S.

Holly High School

Freeland High School

Tobacco & Vaping Resources

My Life My Quit

Free and confidential resources to help you quit smoking or vaping.

My Life My Quit

Visit My Life My Quit

The Real Cost

This excellent resource from the US Department of Health & Human Services gives real facts, helps identify addiction, and answers frequently asked questions.

The Real Cost

Visit The Real Cost

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Everything you need to know about the harmful effects of tobacco, nicotine, vaping, and strategies to avoid and treat addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Visit NIDA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

One of many fact sheets put out by SAMHSA, this one provides facts about vaping, describes short- and long-term effects, and helps to dispel common myths about vaping.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)