Let’s talk about vaping

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Young person holding a vape

On behalf of  Bracknell Forest Council and Royal Borough Windsor and Maidenhead public health teams, Healthy Dialogues are exploring young people’s use of, and attitudes towards vaping. The research aims to understand why young people use vapes, how they are accessing them, and what they understand by the risk associated with using them.

A recent survey by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found that the use of vapes is increasing among young people nationally. Additionally, local insights have shown that there is an increasing level of young people using vapes in Bracknell Forest and the Royal Borough.

While vapes are less harmful than cigarettes and can be a useful tool to support people to stop smoking, they are not designed for people who don’t smoke, whatever their age, plus the long-term effects are still unknown.

As well as speaking to young people, the team are keen to hear the views of parents. Their experiences of their children vaping will also inform the local support, messaging, and interventions locally for young people, schools, and parents/carers.

If you are a young person who would like to participate in the conversation, speak to your school about joining a focus group.

If you are a parent, join one of our 1-hour focus group sessions on Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • Friday, 22 September at 9.30am.
  • Friday, 29 September at 9.30am.

Please sign up using this link.

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