Parent / Student / Patient Resources:
Healthcare Provider / School Nurse / Educator Resources:
- What is Juul? -Educator / Physician Resource
- 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey Finds Cause for Concern
- The Real Cost: Federal Drug Administration’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Campaign Overview
- Risks of E-Cigarette and Vape Pen Use
- Tar Wars – American Academy of Family Physicians Tool Kit and
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Smoking and Tobacco Use: Electronic Cigarettes
- What’s in E-Cigarette Smoke?:
- Surgeon General’s Report – Know the Risks, E-Cigarettes and Young People
This link has many resources to expand and share your knowledge about e-cigarettes and their impact on young people for healthcare providers and parents.
- FDA Real Cost Campaign online resources that addresses the “real cost” of tobacco use aimed at youth who do not see great risk of harm
- Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Tool Kit – an expansive resource tool covering various modules for tobacco and nicotine education
School nurses know e-cigarette use is surging among middle and high school students
Adolescents may start using e-cigarettes because they believe they are harmless. Nicotine, a key ingredient in tobacco products, is an addictive drug. Tobacco use by and around children and adolescents is a particular concern due to increased risk for addiction and passive exposure. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Young people who use e-cigarettes, such as the popular JUUL brand, are more likely to transition to combustible cigarettes.
From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Public health consequences of e-cigarettes. Consensus study report