Preventing youth vape use

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Parents

  • Learn about the different shapes and types of e-cigarettes and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette use for young people.

  • Talk to their children about the risks of e-cigarette use among young people. Express firm expectations that their children remain tobacco-free. (Help talking to your child)

  • Set a positive example by being tobacco-free.

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Educators

  • Learn about the different shapes and types of e-cigarettes and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette use for young people.

  • Develop, implement, and enforce an enhanced tobacco-free school policies. (American Lung policy example)

  • Reject youth tobacco prevention programs sponsored by the tobacco industry. These programs have been found to be ineffective for preventing youth tobacco use.

Doctors

Pediatric Providers

  • Ask about e-cigarettes, including devices shaped like USB flash drives, when screening patients for the use of any tobacco products.

  • Warn patients about the risks of all forms of tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, for young people.

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In the Truth Initiative's Facts, Stats and Regulation's Report you will find more information on:

  • What is in an e-cigarette and the types (the evolution of e-cigs)

  • The harms , health effects and how much nicotine is in an e-cigarette

  • Patterns of use and quitting smoking

  • Marketing and exposure to advertising

  • Public health impact and policy/regulation

Types of vapes/e-cigarettes