On 1/2/19 the NYSED and NYSDOH have 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.
Note: As of November 22, 2017, e-cigarettes and similar devices are included in the state's Clean Indoor Air Act, State law prohibits the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes on the grounds of all public and private pre-schools, nursery schools, and elementary and secondary schools as well as in school vehicles used to transport children or school personnel.
American Academy of Pediatrics Resources (AAP)
E-Cigarettes and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: What Parents Need to Know PDF-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, 8/16)
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 Institutes of Health Resources (NIH)
What are electronic cigarettes Webpage-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)
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.
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-Modules which provide an understanding of the inner workings of e-cigarettes, the content of the aerosols they produce, and thirdhand smoke. It's broken down into 5 units, each of which explores e-cigarettes in-depth with fact sheets, presentations, and links to other resources.
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. Provides state-specific info that can be used to educate students, families, and staff.
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