Activity #1 - Role-playing an intervention conversation (3 minutes) In this activity, students will be provided with a script, and they will have an opportunity to partner up and role-play having a conversation with a friend about their vaping habits.
Purpose This will allow students to experience how to have this kind of conversation with a friend they may be concerned about, as well as understand how it might feel to try and help a friend with their vaping problem, and encourage them to quit vaping.
Materials Print out of the script for each pair of students
Steps To begin this activity, switch to the slide with the role-playing script. Then, instruct students to partner up. Students will need to decide if they will take on the role of: Person A - the caring friend Person B - the vaper Once students have partnered up and chosen their roles, have them read through the script that is on the screen.
Check out the role-playing script here! [insert link to role-playing conversation]
Activity #2 - A Nod From 2050 (3 minutes)
In this activity, students will write a postcard to themselves from the future. They may thank themselves for quitting vaping, or for never picking up the habit in the first place.
Purpose The purpose of this activity is for students to think about who they want to be in the future, and to think about how their current actions will impact that future version of themselves. If they continue with habits they’re currently partaking in, do they realistically think it will lead them to that version of themselves in the future? Or will they need to change their current lifestyle choices to successfully become that version of themselves? The activity should help them realize that the choices they make now will impact their future.
A blank postcard and marker
Steps Begin by instructing students to reflect on what they expect, or hope, their life to look like in the year 2050. Then, inform students that they will write their present-day self a postcard from the year 2050.
Pro tips Use student facilitators to walk around and provide guidance. Students can use the examples provided if they are having troubles coming up with ideas on their own.
Let students know that the postcards can be mailed to their homes if they would like, or they can take their postcards home with them if they would prefer to keep them private.
Check out the Nod From 2050 site for more information about this project and to try the enhanced digital experience.
Take a look at the postcard students will use for this activity here [insert link to postcard document that can be printed]
Activity #3 - Take photos of QUIT app QR codes (3 minutes) This activity will introduce students to two different apps that can help them quit vaping, or help them support a friend who is quitting vaping. The first app we will look at is the Crush the Crave app.
This is a digital space for youth and their friends to challenge themselves while reflecting on their vaping. They’re challenged to try to stop vaping for as long as they can. Key features of this app are:
A tracker for mood and cravings
Photo and video memories
Access to a database of local resources
The option to participate in study surveys to learn more about the process of vaping cessation
Materials The slide deck in the presentation will have QR codes for the iPhone and Android versions of these apps. Students can take a picture of these QR codes to download the apps later.
Check out the apps ahead of time by following the URL included in each caption.