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Are you concerned about the rising trend of vaping among children and young people?

Public Health Schools from Brighton & Hove City Council have put on a FREE workshop for parents and carers. This workshop will be held on Tuesday the 17th of October between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm and aims to provide an update on vaping in children and young people. This workshop will be presented by Mira Osinibi who is a Paediatric Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist at Kings College Hospital and a leading advisor on vaping in children and young people. To book this event, please click on this link to confirm your place: Eventbrite – Vaping Workshop

October brings around the national Stoptober campaign to support people who want to quit smoking. Quit Smoking this October – when you stop smoking, good things start to happen. For information and advice on how to quit please click on the Better Health NHS website. You don’t have to do it alone – there are many people and services across the city so support you quit today. Click the link for more information: Help
to stop smoking Many stop-smoking campaigns suggest vaping as an effective way to stop smoking. However, this can lead to misunderstandings about the safety of vaping, especially when it comes to young people.

We are aware that some young people in Brighton and Hove are choosing to vape despite having never smoked and this goes against current NHS guidance. If you are concerned about vaping among young people, you can find out further information by watching the Panorama episode on BBC iPlayer titled Teenage Vaping: What’s the Harm?. You can also find information on the Health For Teens Website where pupils can request stop smoking and stop vaping support from their school nurse and better understand the facts.

There are a number of useful tips on the leaflet produced by Smokefree Sheffield. There are also a number of apps available such as Puff Count which is specifically created to help people quit vaping and is free to
download.