The Program

The Youth Vaping Alternative Program Education (YVAPE) is a counseling and educational program for students who have been cited for vaping at school. YVAPE is available to California public middle and high schools who will enroll students instead of alternative disciplinary action for vaping. YVAPE is designed to provide a positive experience for the student and help them think through their vaping behavior.

See the step-by-step description of YVAPE below for details on eligibility and how to complete the program.

School Administrators
Step 1: Eligibility

Determine if the student is eligible for YVAPE. For a student to be eligible, the answer should be yes to all of these questions:

  1. Was the student vaping nicotine at school?
    1. If they were caught vaping marijuana with no nicotine, they are not eligible for YVAPE.
  2. Is the student at least 13 years old?
  3. Is the student’s parent or guardian willing to participate in the educational part of the program?
  4. Does the student have an email address?
Step 2: Consent

Explain the YVAPE program to the student and a parent or guardian. Obtain the signatures of the student and parent or guardian on the appropriate consent form.

Downloadable forms are available here.

  • Students 13-17 years old: assent and parental permission form
  • Students 18 years or older: consent form

Email the signed forms to YVAPE at yvape-support@health.ucsd.edu, fax to (858) 300-1099 or mail to:

    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive MC0905
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0905

Step 3: Enrollment

Enter the student into the program's web enrollment portal at www.yvape.org. Enrollment will require contact information for a school contact, the student, and a parent or guardian.

You will receive an enrollment confirmation email upon submission.

Step 4: Completion

You will receive an email when the student completes the program.

  • You will also be notified if the student fails to comply with the program.
Students
Step 1: Consent

Sign a form giving your consent to participate and give it to your school administrator (usually a principal or vice principal).

Downloadable forms are available here.

Step 2: Initial Counseling Call

Answer the call from your YVAPE coach (1-888-525-0122). You will talk to them for around 15-20 minutes about yourself and vaping and set up a time for a follow-up call.

Step 3: Videos & Discussion

Watch the videos with your parent or guardian and discuss the questions with them. You can find the videos and discussion questions by clicking on the link provided in your videos email from YVAPE or by going to www.yvape.org/videos.

  • This activity will take about 15-30 minutes.
  • Video topics include marketing manipulation by the vaping industry, health effects of vaping, vaping marijuana, understanding motivation, and personal responsibility.
Step 4: Follow-up Counseling Call

Answer the call from your YVAPE coach (1-888-525-0122). You will talk with your coach for around 10 minutes about the videos and your discussion with your parent or guardian. You can also ask any questions you may have.

Step 5: Follow-up Survey

Complete a short online follow-up survey by clicking on the link included in your follow-up survey email or text message from YVAPE. This should only take about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Completion

You will receive a certificate of completion in your program completion email from YVAPE and your school will be notified of your completion.

Parents
Step 1: Consent

Sign a permission form if your child is younger than 18. Give the signed form to your child's school administrator (usually a principal or vice principal).

Downloadable forms are available here.

Step 2: Videos & Discussion

Watch the videos and discuss the questions with your child. You can find the videos and discussion questions by clicking on the link provided in your videos email from YVAPE or by going to www.yvape.org/videos.

  • This activity will take about 15-30 minutes.
  • Video topics include marketing manipulation by the vaping industry, health effects of vaping, vaping marijuana, understanding motivation, and personal responsibility.
Step 3: Completion

You will receive an email to inform you whether your child has completed the program or not. Your child’s school will receive a similar email.

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The Program

The Youth Vaping Alternative Program Education (YVAPE) is a counseling and educational program for students who have been cited for vaping at school. YVAPE is available to California public middle and high schools who will enroll students instead of alternative disciplinary action for vaping. YVAPE is designed to provide a positive experience for the student and help them think through their vaping behavior.

See the step-by-step description of YVAPE below for details on eligibility and how to complete the program.

School Administrators

Step 1: Eligibility

Determine if the student is eligible for YVAPE. For a student to be eligible, the answer should be yes to all of these questions:

  1. Was the student vaping nicotine at school?
    1. If they were caught vaping marijuana with no nicotine, they are not eligible for YVAPE.
  2. Is the student at least 13 years old?
  3. Is the student’s parent or guardian willing to participate in the educational part of the program?
  4. Does the student have an email address?

Step 2: Consent

Explain the YVAPE program to the student and a parent or guardian. Obtain the signatures of the student and parent or guardian on the appropriate consent form.

Downloadable forms are available here.

  • Students 13-17 years old: assent and parental permission form
  • Students 18 years or older: consent form

Email the signed forms to YVAPE at yvape-support@health.ucsd.edu.

Step 3: Enrollment

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Step 4: Completion

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Students

Step 1: Consent

Sign a form giving your consent to participate and give it to your school administrator (usually a principal or vice principal).

Downloadable forms are available here.

Step 2: Initial Counseling Call

Answer the call from your YVAPE coach (1-888-525-0122). You will talk to them for around 15-20 minutes about yourself and vaping and set up a time for a follow-up call.

Step 3: Videos & Discussion

Watch the videos with your parent or guardian and discuss the questions with them. You can find the videos and discussion questions by clicking on the link provided in your videos email from YVAPE or by going to www.yvape.org.

  • This activity will take about 15-30 minutes.
  • Video topics include marketing manipulation by the vaping industry, health effects of vaping, vaping marijuana, understanding motivation, and personal responsibility.

Step 4: Follow-up Counseling Call

Answer the call from your YVAPE coach (1-888-525-0122). You will talk with your coach for around 10 minutes about the videos and your discussion with your parent or guardian. You can also ask any questions you may have.

Step 5: Follow-up Survey

Complete a short online follow-up survey by clicking on the link included in your follow-up survey email or text message from YVAPE. This should only take about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Completion

You will receive a certificate of completion in your program completion email from YVAPE and your school will be notified of your completion.

Parents

Step 1: Consent

Sign a permission form if your child is younger than 18. Give the signed form to your child's school administrator (usually a principal or vice principal).

Downloadable forms are available here.

Step 2: Videos & Discussion

Watch the videos and discuss the questions with your child. You can find the videos and discussion questions by clicking on the link provided in your videos email from YVAPE or by going to www.yvape.org/videos.

  • This activity will take about 15-30 minutes.
  • Video topics include marketing manipulation by the vaping industry, health effects of vaping, vaping marijuana, understanding motivation, and personal responsibility.

Step 3: Completion

You will receive an email to inform you whether your child has completed the program or not.

Student Vaping at School?

School Administrators

Start Here

Refer a Student

  Both parent and student consents obtained.