Vaping and e-cigarette use is on the rise among students. and that there is a great deal of confusion about the health hazards these products pose for youth. On this page we have consolidated current information from reputable resources to help parents understand and help prevent this trend. We hope you will consider sharing this information with your student.
What Are E-cigarettes? What's Vaping? Why Are They Not for Teens?
Find Real AnswersClick on either image below to go directly to an information page that describes what these products are, and why they pose a health hazard to youth. Both of these resources also include outstanding evidence-based educational material for educators and parents. Please spend some time exploring both sites, and don't miss Stanford University's comprehensive resource directory. The CDC can provide statistics regarding use.
Cool-Looking and Sweet, Juul Is a Vice Teens Can’t Resist (New York Times)
Teen Vaping & E-cigarette Dangers (TeenLife, blog)
Dripping: Kids Are Trying This Potentially Harmful E-Cigarette Hack (NBC News)
Prevention Campaigns Written for Youth
As a parent, you might hear, "It's not smoking, it's vaping!" Or, "Don't worry. It's just juice." Our kids are being told from different sources that vaping is not as bad for them, or even healthy, relative to smoking. They need to know that with any marketing, they should always be skeptical of the information presented.