New Article Explains How Parents and Teachers Can Talk to Youth About Vaping
A new CDC feature article looks at the issue of e-cigarette youth usage. About 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2020.

Also, the CDC quick facts page is a great resource to address vaping risks. Now is an important time to help students understand the serious health risks of using e-cigarettes. Any tobacco use by youth and young adults, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe. Most e-cigarette products sold contain nicotine, which is the same addictive drug found in other tobacco products, including cigarettes and cigars.

The nicotine content information on e-cigarette packaging is often misleading or inaccurate. Luckily, there are proven ways to help reduce use of e-cigarettes by youth. It makes a difference when parents and teachers can educate youth about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and chemicals that can found in the aerosol.