What would you do as a teacher having to face the below cases?
Some early tobacco use cases might not be easy to detect since some signs might be signs for other multiple possible reasons or even because smoking has more forms than in the past (e-cigarettes, vaping, etc.).
Some general signs for a child smoking tobacco can be smoke smell on clothing, coughing, bad breathing or shortness of breath, decreased athletic performance, stained/yellow teeth and clothing.
Also, some more practical signs might be present, such as chewing gum all the time to hide smoke odour or changes in the temper that seems calmer when the students step out of the class for a few minutes.
Regarding vaping and e-cigarettes, some signs can be the sweet smell due to the flavoured liquid used for vaping, unusual items or usual ones (the e-cigarettes can even be a USB and a pen, which make it more difficult to spot; however, they have holes), changes in thirst and taste, nosebleeds, skin damage and emotional problems or changes in the mood (irritability and frustration), cutting off caffeine to reduce showing anxiety or mood swings. Relevant Podcast.