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Event Date

November 21, 2023

Event Cost


Event Time

16:00 - 17:00


Hosted virtually by SCIS

1 St Colme Street

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised by email 5 working days prior to the event.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 5 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • Cancellations for residential courses must be advised 6 weeks prior to the event.

Event Description

Vaping is such a new phenomenon that schools have understandably been caught between maintaining an anti-substance use policy and dealing with what appears on the surface to be a fad. Yet The World Health Organization (2022) states: 'nicotine in children and adolescents has deleterious impacts on brain development, leading to long-term consequences for brain development and potentially leading to learning and anxiety disorders.' And there are significant medical and psychiatric concerns regarding vaping even without nicotine. Dr Aric Sigman will explain the new found effects of vaping,  focusing on both preventing future vaping as well as addressing current vaping and how schools can establish effective, realistic responses to this unforeseen phenomenon.

Dr Sigman, an American, lectures on PSHE health education at schools and to parents, at medical schools and to NHS doctors. His main interest is in protecting mental and physical health and preventing problems in areas including addictions e.g. alcohol and screen dependencies, screen time, body image, and sex and relationships. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood and publishes peer-reviewed medical papers on health and development subjects. Dr Sigman is the author of five books on health and development-related topics including Getting Physical which won The Times Educational Supplement's Information Book Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Scientist awarded by the Science Council. Further information:

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