NYS Commissioner of Education and Health Release Joint Letter on E-Cigarettes

A joint Commissioner Letter from New York State Education (NYSED) Department Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Commissioner Howard Zucker M.D, J. D., concerning an emerging public health threat on the widespread use of electronic cigarettes/e-cigarettes among NYS youth is now available.

Schools are being asked to utilize the resources provided in the letter to raise awareness and educate youth on the dangers of e-cigarettes.  

E-cigarettes are battery powered devices that heat a solution of liquid nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals creating an aerosol that is inhaled by the user: NYSDOH E-cigarette infographic.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared youth e-cigarette use an epidemic
FDA Press Release.

An evidence-based E-Cigarettes and Vaping Webinar and an E-Cigarettes Learning Page are available on this website. Additionally, resources available at the NYSDOH Get the Facts Website.