Substance use prevention and health specialists providing Prevention Plus Wellness programs sometimes need additional resources for themselves as well as their participating youth and parents.
Below is a list of e-cigarette resources for youth, teachers and parents.
Electronic Cigarettes, Smoking & Tobacco Use, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Description: Provides facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes.: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm
Vaping Devices (Electronic Cigarettes), DrugFacts, National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Description: Describes what are vaping devices, how they work, vaping among teens, how they affect the brain, their health effects, and can they help a person quit smoking.: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes
Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults, Smoking & Tobacco Use, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Description: Website answering the questions: What are e-cigarettes?, How do they work?, What is JUUL?, Why is nicotine unsafe?, What are other risks of e-cigarettes?, What’s in an e-cigarette aerosol?, Can using e-cigarettes lead to regular cigarette use?, Aren’t e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?, What can I do to prevent e-cigarette use among my youth?, and Where can I learn more?: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html
Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Description: Learn more about the risks of e-cigarettes pose to youth and young adults – and share the facts using these Surgeon General’s Report resources.: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/resources.html
Links to E-Cigarette Resources, Smoking Facts, American Lung Association.
Description: Links to websites, reports educational materials, toolkits and more information on e-cigarettes.: https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarette-resources.html
Quitting E-Cigarettes, Truth Initiative.
Description: Resources to help teens and young adults quit vaping e-cigarettes.: http://www.truthinitiative.org/research-resources/quitting-smoking-vaping/quitting-e-cigarettes
Vaping E-Cigarette PPW Media Campaign, Prevention Plus Wellness
Description: The ready-to-implement Vaping E-Cigarette Prevention Plus Wellness Media Campaign was designed to correct myths, misconceptions, and norms about e-cigarette use, increase awareness of e-cigarette harm, media influences, provide positive youth and adult role models, enhance positive self-identity, increase youth self-regulation skills to set healthy behavior goals, and develop protective wellness lifestyles: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/vaping-e-cigarette-prevention-plus-wellness-media-campaign
Vape Prevention Resources, Zeptive
Description: National and state resources and links provided: https://www.zeptive.com/vape-prevention-resources
Vaping Prevention Resource, UNC Lineburger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Description: Provides content on what works, a vaping prevention framework, health communications, a resource hub, and a media gallery: https://vapingprevention.org/
The Real Cost of E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign, FDA
Description: A campaign designed to educate youth about the dangers of e-cigarette use. The campaign addresses the “cost-free” mentality in middle and high schoolers with messages about the health consequences and risks of addiction from using e-cigarettes: https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/real-cost-campaign/real-cost-e-cigarette-prevention-campaign
Vaping (E-Cigarette) PPW Programs, Prevention Plus Wellness
Description: Vaping PPW is a quick and easy to use positive youth development program for prevention and health professionals and parents who want to prevent e-cigarette use and promote healthy lifestyle behaviors and positive identities of youth: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/evidence-based-e-cigarette-prevention-plus-wellness-program
FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan, FDA
Description: This is a series of actions to stop youth use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, with special focus on three key areas: 1) preventing youth access, 2) curbing marketing, and 3) educating teens about the dangers: https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/youth-and-tobacco/fdas-youth-tobacco-prevention-plan
Tobacco Prevention Tool Kit, Stanford Medicine
Description: Provides and e-cigarette and vape pen module with factsheets: https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit/curriculum-decision-maker/by-module/E-Cigs.html