Since their widespread commercial release in 2009, there has been a consistent increase in the use of electronic cigarettes or “vapes”. The rise in use by youth is an alarming concern that is the main focus of many prevention programs.
Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices: Nicotine Addiction Repackaged. This factsheet is designed to take a closer look at c-cigarettes, their health impacts on students, and current trends of e-cigarette use among American youth.
School E-Cigarette Toolkit: Addressing Student Use of E-Cigarettes. This toolkit is designed to guide district and school administrators in addressing the alarming increase in use of e-cigarettes among students.
Read about vaping, signs of use, and ways to prevent and address teen vaping. Check out the "Vaping Guide for Parents" in English and Spanish.
Learn about vape devices, impacts on adolescent health, and prevention strategies for educators.
Image from: Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
According to Stanford University, vape manufacturers have also developed nicotine salts, which may be more concentrated and less harsh on the throat. This is of particular concern because it allows for nicotine to be used more easily, which increases the likelihood of trying an e-cigarette and becoming dependent. The milligrams of nicotine found in a pod is more than double the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes.
Tobacco and vaping prevention curricula and ready-to-share resources, such as the "Cigs in a Pod" image found above.
Explore topics such as nicotine addiction among youth, risks, and tips for quitting tobacco and vape use.
TUPE funds can be used to address the Triangulum in the following ways:
Webinar #1: TEROC Guidance grounds the audience on the definition of the triangulum, its implications, and provides guidance on utilizing TUPE funds to protect youth.
Webinar #2: Education and Youth Development provides the audience with information on strategies that can be used to keep youth from becoming hooked by the triangulum.
The Triangulum: Tobacco-Marijuana-Vaping - Protecting Youth with TUPE Funds. This fact sheet defines the triangulum and explains how to use TUPE funds to prevent the vaping and co-use of marijuana and tobacco.
A set of cannabis prevention lessons and resources that can be adapted to fit the individual needs of educators and students in various settings, including elementary, middle, and high schools.