What are E-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. (CDC.gov)
West Virginia DHHR and Partners have developed a report on WV Youth and Vaping a Dangerous Combination. To access and download this report click here
Vaping in the Workplace. Read a new Report from the Truth Initiative.
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released a new report on Ecigarettes in Kid Friendly Flavors. Please click here to read.
September 2023 - The CDC has provided two informational resources for educators to speak to their students about the dangers of vaping. Visit the CDC website here.
FDA Launches Online Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center
The Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center provides free science-based, standards-mapped materials that teachers can use to help their students understand the dangers associated with vaping and nicotine addiction. CTP also developed free materials for parents and teens.
- Teachers will find lesson plans, interactive tools, infographics, and videos with tobacco facts and tips about how to teach teens about the dangers of vaping.
- Parents will find fact sheets, videos, and resources to help them understand and recognize vapes, talk with their children, and keep the conversation going over time.
- Students will find real-life stories and relatable content to help them understand vaping, nicotine addiction, common myths about vapes, and how to say no to vaping.
The launch of the resource center illustrates FDA’s continued commitment to youth vaping prevention. We will be continuously updating the resource center with new materials, so check back often for the latest resources.
The American Lung Association has provided resources to promote youth tobacco cessation. See the resources here.