Our new You and Me, Together Vape-Free curriculum, which is part of the Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, is a 6-lesson theory-based and evidence-informed curriculum created by the Stanford REACH Lab as well as by our Youth Action Board, educators, healthcare providers, and scientists across the U.S.

All of our lessons are mapped to the California and National Common Core State Standards, Health Education Content Standards, and the National Health Education Standards.  Please see the links within each Lesson to see the Standards associated with each lesson.

Navigate to each lesson of the 6 lessons by utilizing the images above!

Introduction to the Curriculum and General Information

The You and Me, Together Vape-Free curriculum includes 6 lessons, each providing activities, online quiz games, and worksheets in addition to presentations, resources, and other materials aimed at addressing key factors associated with youth e-cigarette use, including changing adolescents’ attitudes towards and misperceptions about e-cigarettes; increasing their refusal skills to pulls of flavors, marketing, and social media; reducing stress and depression which have been linked to e-cigarette initiation and use; improving coping; and decreasing intentions and actual use of all e-cigarette products.

These 6 in-class sessions are reinforced outside of the classroom with follow-up Discussion Guides that provide open-ended questions and activities for youth to discuss various e-cigarette-related topics with a trusted adult and/or peer in order to open dialogue between youth and adults. The Curriculum is meant to reach all youth, including those at highest risk of tobacco use, racial/ethnic minorities, students in continuation and alternative schools, and those identifying as LGBTQ+.

The curriculum includes a middle and high school program; an elementary school version of the curriculum is forthcoming.

The goals of this curriculum are for adolescents to:


Increase their knowledge about e-cigarettes and the harms they can cause.

Gain awareness of strategies manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarettes employ to increase use among adolescents, such as deceptive and creative marketing strategies.

Gain skills to refuse experimentation and use of e-cigarettes.

Ultimately, to reduce and prevent e-cigarette use of any type, including nicotine, cannabis/THC, and/or non-nicotine products.

Before getting started, here are a few notes to review:

 
  • Each lesson has a Lesson Plan Overview that provides background information, learning objectives, key takeaways the students will learn, health education and common core standards addressed in each lesson. Each lesson also includes direct links to the Canva slides, talking points, a Kahoot quiz, and a Discussion Guide. 
  • Notes (a.k.a. a "script") that can be used for each slide are embedded in each of the slides as well as can be found in the teacher Talking Points Chart.
  • Each unit has a Kahoot! Quiz linked below and can be used as a pre and post quiz to see how much students know before and after instruction.
  • Discussion Guides: We suggest providing students with the Discussion Guide that they can take home and discuss with a trusted adult such as a parent/caregiver, coach, mentor, and/or a peer. The Discussion Guide for this lesson is available to either download or print home.