Confidential Survey Questions

With the incidence of serious health issues connected to e-cigarette use on the rise nationally, the vaping epidemic is on all of our minds. Governor Murphy, through his Electronic Smoking Device Task Force, has developed a set of recommendations that are currently under consideration by our State Legislature. In anticipation of a bill package in November, NJPSA asks that you share your issues, experiences and concerns about your experiences with vaping in your schools.

Please complete the following survey to help NJPSA learn more about youth vaping, learning impacts, health-related issues and potential tools we can provide to assist you in working with your students. Thank you for your commitment to NJPSA and New Jersey students.

Thank you for taking your time to completeĀ our Vaping in Schools Survey!

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* About You

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* 1. How would you describe the prevalence of vaping among the specific age groups within your school?  (check one)

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* 2. In your experience, why are students drawn to e-cigarettes and vaping products?

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* 3. What data does your school/district keep on suspected vaping incidents?

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* 4. What is your school/district policy on vaping in school?

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* 5. Based upon the results of medical testing on students' or vaping products, what substances are student’ vaping in your school?

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* Describe other substances students are vaping in your school.

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* 6. Have any of your students experienced health issues found to be related to vaping (symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, respiratory illnesses)?

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* 7. What obstacles have you and your staff faced in detecting and addressing student vaping incidents in school or at school-sponsored functions?

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* 8. Where have student vaping incidents taken place in your school or at school sponsored functions?

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* 9. What has been the impact of vaping, if any, on student learning in your view?

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* 10. What members of your school staff, including medical staff, are assigned to address the issue of student vaping in your school?  Please describe all job titles and number of staff in those titles.

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* 11. How do you engage with parents on the issue of student vaping both generally and with respect to an individual student caught vaping at school?

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* 12. Has your curriculum been updated to address vaping issues within the last few years? Are there specific tools or programs that you utilize or recommend?

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* 13. What tools would be helpful to you to address the issue of vaping in your school?

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* 14. Have you worked with law enforcement on this issue?  How?

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* 15. How do you proactively address the topic of vaping with your student body?  Please list any student peer programs, assemblies, prevention counseling efforts, etc. that take place in your school.

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* 16. Based upon your experience with students, what recommendations would you make to the Governor, his Task Force and State Legislators on the issues of reducing student access to and demand for vaping products?

*NJPSA will keep the individual answers/school identities in this survey confidential but may use cumulative information in in a general way in policy discussions on vaping.

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