E-Cigarettes | Vaping

On 1/2/19 the NYSED and NYSDOH released a joint memo relating to the increased use and impact of e-cigarettes among our students. Click here to read it on our Laws, Guidelines and Memos page under Memos by Content.

View the NYSCSH Webinar on E-Cigarettes and Vaping on the NYSCSH Professional Learning Page. Click here to view it. (1 CTLE, Dec 2018)

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources (AAP)

E-Cigarettes and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
What Parents Need to Know (pdf) a fact sheet for parents on risks of ENDS including, are they safe, dangers to youth, the risk of poisoning, and recommendations for ENDS users (AAP, 1/20/20) 

American Lung Association

End the Youth Vaping Epidemic
The American Lung Association's initiative to end the youth vaping epidemic launched on September 1, 2020, with an integrated, multi-component approach to support parents, schools, and students (ALA, 9/2020). 

E-Cigarettes resource page
Contains answers to common questions about e-cigarettes, including health consequences, risks of secondhand emissions, kids and e-cigarettes, and FDA oversight. 

INDEPTH: An Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation
Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way.  

CDC Resources

Electronic Cigarettes webpage
Provides an overview of types, use, and health implications for youth (CDC, 2/22/18). 

The Tobacco Control Network: Youth E-Cigarette Micro-Learning Videos
TCN and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) collaborated to produce a pair of youth e-cigarette use microlearning videos (11:04 and 6:35 minutes versions). 

FDA Resources

Respiratory illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products
warning letter to JUUL Labs, FDA launches its first youth e-cigarette prevention tv ads.

The Real Cost Campaign
This page includes an e-cigarette prevention campaign, smokeless tobacco prevention campaign, cigarette smoking prevention campaign, and campaign resources.  Download or order free youth e-cigarette prevention posters, infographics, and videos.     

Health Powered Kids
Includes lessons and activities on nutrition, physical fitness, hygiene and mind-body balance, health and wellness in a series of 60+ lessons on nutrition, physical fitness, and mind-body balance for youth, ages 3 to 14 years with links to national health and physical education standards.  (Alina Health)

National Federation of High Schools 

Understanding Vaping and E-Cigarettes
This course helps dispel misconceptions and highlights specific risks such as nicotine addiction for youth who try vaping and e-cigarettes. 

National Institutes of Health Resources (NIH)

Vaping Devices (Electronic Cigarettes) Drug Facts
Provides an overview of how e-cigarettes work, use in teens, the effect on the brain, government regulation, 2016 FDA tobacco rule, and information from the US Surgeon General. (NIH, 3/18/18)

NYS Department of Health Tobacco Control Program

Get the Facts - Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) and Similar Vapor Devices

Reality Check 
Funded by the NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Tobacco Control, Reality Check empowers youth to take action to decrease tobacco use, protect youth from exposure to tobacco marketing and imagery and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults Guide
Supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps band implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.


E-Cigarettes: What You Need to Know Teachers Guide
Provides lessons, writing prompts by grade level, worksheets videos, and links to other resources (Scholastic.com, 2015).

Stanford Medicine Resources

The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
Educational modules for educators, administrators, parents/guardians, and anyone who works with youth that is aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of cigarettes, cigars/cigarillos, chew, hookah, and electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens Module
This module provides an understanding of the inner workings of e-cigarettes, the content of the aerosols they produce, and thirdhand smoke. It's broken down into 6 units, each of which explores e-cigarettes in-depth with fact sheets, presentations, and links to other resources. 

Truth Initiative®
largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to tobacco education, research, and policy. Previously known as the American Legacy Foundation,  they were established as part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. It provides state-specific info that can be used to educate students, families, and staff.

U.S. Surgeon General

Know the Risks – E-cigarettes and Young People
provides FAQs, healthcare provider info, videos, and fact sheets for youth, parents, and educators (2018).

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