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E-Cigarette Resources

E-cigarettes have been falsely marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes and as a tool to help adult smokers quit. Tobacco companies are targeting youth and addicting a new generation to tobacco and nicotine, reversing the decades-long progress that has been made in reducing youth tobacco use. The use of e-cigarettes such a vapes and Juul is becoming an increasing crisis among teens. More than 1 in 5 high school students (20.8%) reported that they used an e-cigarette in the past month, a 78% increase over the previous year.  And, there is evidence that kids and young adults may transition from e-cigarettes to traditional cigarettes and other drugs.  Many adolescents falsely believe these products are safe, and many teens don’t even realize they contain nicotine. When asked about what’s in their e-cigarette, 66% said just flavoring.

To address this dramatic rise in e-cigarette use, we need stronger regulation by the FDA on the design, manufacturing, sales and marketing on all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. We must advocate for the inclusion of e-cigarettes in proven strategies and public policies including:

  1. comprehensive clean indoor air laws
  2. access to and coverage of evidence-based methods to quit tobacco use and nicotine addiction
  3. tobacco excise taxes
  4. raising the legal sales age for tobacco products to 21
  5. removing sales in pharmacies and health-related institutions
  6. public education campaigns

 

 

School Resources:

Daily Announcements     E-Cigarettes and Adolescents: What It’s All About     For Middle School: The Truth About Vaping, Smoking, and Nicotine     For High School: The Truth About Vaping, Smoking, and Nicotine

 

E-cigarette News & Resources Infographic

 

External Resources:

Public Health Law Center: K-12 Model Tobacco Free Policy 

Public Health Law Center: K-12 Model Tobacco Free Policy FAQ

Public Health Law Center: Tobacco Use in Schools Alternative Measures

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: JUUL and Youth

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: E-Cigs and Youth

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Where Do Youth Get Their E-Cigarettes?

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: E-Cigs and Smoke-Free Laws

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: E-Cigarette Overview

 

 

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