E-cigarettes or vaping


Vapes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that enable users to inhale nicotine in vapour, generated by heating a liquid (e-liquid), rather than smoke. In the UK it is illegal to sell vapes to under 18s, however, data shows that the number of children and young people using vapes is rising.

Number of children vaping

Laws around children vaping

Harms of vaping

Guidance on managing vaping in schools


Sheffield city council recently developed a comprehensive set of resources for schools to use: