The Vaping Industry is estimated to be worth $67 Billion by 2027.
Who do you think this BIG business is targeting to achieve these financial figures – Our Youth.
We have been fortunate enough to present our Vaping Clearing the AIR Presentation to over 50,000 individuals in 41 days of bookings made up from Schools (Secondary and Primary), Community Groups, Youth Centers and Parents all across Australia and Internationally.
Vaping has become a massive problem in schools, not just Secondary Schools, now in Primary Schools as well (Year 5 and 6) .
The Youth need to be better educated on this harmful addiction.
Teachers and Parents need to be better educated on vaping, the marketing behind it, the health risks associated with it, the black market and so on.
If you are reading this post and are:
a) Involved in a school as a Principal, Vice Principal, Teacher or Administrator
b) A parent of a child that attends a school that you know is currently being affected by Vaping
c) Involved in a Youth or Community Centre/Group that may be interested in speaking with me
Please send us a PM or 1300 383 983.
Our Vaping Clearing the AIR Presentations can be delivered Face to Face or via Zoom anywhere in the World.
We need to work together to make sure this BIG business does not achieve their financial target of $67 Billion by 2027.
Azelene Williams, is our lived experience presenter, having presented Nationally and Internationally for over 10 years now on a range of education topics.
REMEMBER: Together we can make a difference.
Balcatta Senior High School Feedback Article:
On Friday 26 August, the Years 7 to 10 students were visited by Azelene Williams from the Perennial Health Institute, who is also a registered social worker and holistic counsellor. She talked to us about the effects of vaping, the effects nicotine can have on your body, addiction and about what’s actually in e-cigarettes. Azelene developed a strong connection with her audience by using her personal story about how she grew up vaping and smoking, and how it ruined her life and greatly affected her daughter’s life.
There are many dangers and risks of vaping. The health concerns associated with vaping include a threat of lung disease, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis which are the most common and are both irreversible. Nicotine addiction can also result from vaping and this can disrupt normal brain development and make trying to quit more difficult. Both of these are long term effects which can be difficult for students who vape to understand, but it is important that they are discussed so students can see what their potential future could look like if they continue to vape.
Azelene’s presentation had a large impact mostly on the students who haven’t vaped before but have potentially considered trying it one day. This is a positive outcome as it has possibly changed people’s minds about trying it, and as Azelene said, “if you haven’t started vaping yet, don’t do it!”
It also has potentially made a couple of students who do vape, reassess their vaping and those around them. Although a small group of students seemed unphased by the presentation. The students who don’t vape were the ones who were left worried and distressed about the health and safety of their friends who do.
If it changes just a few students’ minds, that is better than not changing at all, which makes Azelene’s presentation a success.
Written by Tilly Woodard, Year 10
Santa Maria College Feedback Article:
In her blog last week, Jennifer Oaten wrote an article titled Say No to Vaping. In recognising the challenges this is providing to schools and the upward trend of vaping in teens, Azelene Williams from Perennial Health was invited to address the topic recently with our students from Years 7-12.
Azelene shared some important and shocking facts and figures about vaping. She also shared her own experiences and health challenges that have resulted. Azelene challenged our girls to do some research about vaping before being willing to say yes if offered a vape.
One Year 11 student explained that she had not been aware of how deliberately the big tobacco companies have been at targeting children and youth. This tactic becomes clearly evident with vape names, images, and flavours such as ‘Fruit Monster’ and ‘Berry Blast’ readily available.
Vaping has become part of the social norm and is constantly evident on social media, where influencers portray this as something cool to do. With so-called wellness packs being marketed to tweens and teens, of course, containing vapes.
The most concerning part of this is that we now recognise the majority of vapes contain nicotine, and young people are at risk of becoming addicted. Fruity Monster and Berry Blast are not likely to list the other concerning ingredients that have been found in vapes, such as aluminium, lead, tin, pesticides, disinfectant, and, let’s be honest, no one really knows what else.