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Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).” Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.(


E-Cigarette & Youth Vaping Toolkit

An E-Cigarette and Youth Vaping Toolkit was created by the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention as a recommendation of the West Virginia Youth Vaping Report completed on behalf of the Bureau for Public Health in January of 2020.  The toolkit will be able to assist West Virginia parents, educators, healthcare providers, and community groups in addressing the vaping epidemic. It outlines opportunities for action that can be taken by various school and community-based leaders, along with resources and tools to support parents and youth to prevent or quit use of electronic cigarettes and other related nicotine devices.

The E-Cigarette & Youth Vaping Toolkit will be available soon...

A significant peice of the toolkit also created by DTP is a PowerPoint Presentation targeted specifically for adults as a learning tool for their peers.  This presentation can be used in a training type of setting by any individual, agency, or organization and should be adapted as it relates to the specific needs of the user and audience.

Youth Vaping Talking with Kids About Dangers of Vaping - PPT Toolkit 09.22.2020 - FINAL.pptx (click cancel if a login box appears)

Additionally, it was determined that educators are in great need of easy access to materials to use in their classrooms, whether virtual or in real class settings.  DTP has compiled a small list below of quick resources that educators can use for lesson plans or class activities when discussing vaping with teens.  A more comprehensive list can be found within the toolkit under the Educator Section.

Behind the Haze
Lesson Plans
Quick info on Catch My Breath


E-Cigarette Resources:

West Virginia Youth and Vaping: A Dangerous Combination

West Virginia Youth and Vaping:  A Dangerous Combination - 

PowerPoint Presentation

CDC Infographic on Electronic Cigarettes

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Fact Sheet on Electronic Cigarettes

Vaping: CDC Fact Sheet

CDC: Talking with Your Teen about E-Cigarettes

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