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E-Cigarettes, Vapor Products, & Emerging Products
Data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey demonstrates that youth use of e-cigarettes continues to increase and the overall use rate of e-cigarettes among youth continues to be higher than other forms of tobacco.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems go by many names. The most common name is “e-cigarettes,” but others such as e-cigs, vapes, vape pens, mods and tanks are also common terms. Most recently, new products, such as JUUL, have created brand-centric terms for product use (“JUULing”).[i] The Surgeon General has reported that tobacco use among youth and young adults in any form, including e-cigarettes, is not safe. There is also great concern that e-cigarette use may lead to future uptake of regular cigarettes among young people.[ii]
Research shows that young people are more likely to try flavored e-cigarettes and believe that they are less harmful than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes. Many youth e-cigarette users also incorrectly believe they aren’t consuming nicotine.
Helping Youth Quit
The evidence on the effectiveness of these products for helping adult smokers quit completely is still uncertain and they are not approved by the FDA as an aid to quit smoking. Additionally, questions remain about the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes, including respiratory outcomes.to address the significant rise in youth vaping, the Truth Initiative has expanded its quit-smoking resources to include the first-of-its-kind e-cigarette quit program.
To access the new e-cigarette quit program, users can text “QUIT” to (202) 804-9884. Users can also enroll in This is Quitting or BecomeAnEX®, free digital quit programs from Truth Initiative that integrate the text program.
Resources for Parents, Educators, & Healthcare Providers
Youth E-Cigarette Microlearning Video from Tobacco Control Network and CDC Office on Smoking and Health
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