Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices designed to deliver nicotine in a toxin-free vapour. These devices generally tend to simulate tobacco smoking. However, whilst many are designed and produced to look and feel like traditional cigarettes, others have different shapes and designs, and not all produce vapour.
Whilst there is currently lack of clear information and regulation around e-cigarettes and non-licensed Nicotine Containing Products, this briefing paper sets out what schools need to know about these products, and their use among young people.
- Delivering Alcohol and Drug Education: Advice for teachers
- Building resilience and character in young people
- Early intervention and prevention
- Making it inclusive: Alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings
- ‘Legal Highs’ and Novel Psychoactive Substances
- Efficient needs assessment in schools
- Identifying and supporting children affected by parental substance use
- Caffeine and energy drinks
- Four questions to ask as school governor
E-cigarettes and NCPs: Resource update
Given latest and ongoing developments in e-cigarettes regulations, we have produced a resource update to be used alongside the above briefing paper.
This paper includes information around regulations of e-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs) under the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), or as medicines under MHRA.