E-cigarettes are very popular with youth, and their use is growing dramatically. Today, more high school students use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes is higher among high school students than adults.
Scientists are still learning more about how e-cigarettes affect health, but we know that youth tobacco use in any form, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.
We encourage you to use the following resources to implement educational programming regarding e-cigarettes for faculty, staff and students:
- What to do about electronic cigarettes in your school – Fact Sheet
This one-page guide provides information on dealing with the e-cigarette epidemic from within your school.
- E-Cigarette course for educators – PowerPoint Presentation
This presentation serves as a guide to educate faculty and staff on: the history and basic mechanics of the e-cigarette, the difference between an e-cigarette and traditional combustible cigarettes, the varieties of e-cigarette devices on the market, marketing of e-cigarettes, the use of media and the rise of local vape shops, research and regulations around e-cigarettes, and strategies for addressing e-cigarettes with students.
- E-Cigarette course for students – PowerPoint Presentation
This presentation is meant for faculty and staff to present to students. Topics include: facts about e-cigarettes, the rise of e-cigarette usage among youth, how to make good decisions, peer pressure, the dangers of nicotine, marketing strategies, brain development, and addiction.
- FDA’s tobacco education resources
- Surgeon General’s Report on e-cigarettes
- E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults – Fact Sheet
- E-Cigarette facts from the American Lung Association
- Keep kids e-cigarette free (CDC Guide)