Focus on Vaping and Tobacco
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Publications and Newsletters
Connecting Prevention Specialists to Native Communities: Sacred and Ceremonial Use of Tobacco in Native American Communities
Developed by the National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, this resource reviews the use and differences between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco in Native American and Alaska Native communities.
Vaping Prevention Resources and Information
Curated by the New England PTTC, this webpage includes the latest health advisories from the CDC, the Surgeon General's office, other federal partners, and tools and resources that can be useful in your community's response to this urgent public health crisis. It also includes information specific to the six New England states.
The Dialogue: The Central East eNewsletter, October 2019
The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated on the first Tuesday of each month. The October 2019 issue contains an article on vaping.
The Dialogue: The Central East eNewsletter, May 2019
The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated on the first Tuesday of each month. The May 2019 issue contains an article on vaping and tobacco use.
(In Spanish) Lo Que Usted Necesita Saber y Como Hablarle a Sus Hijos Acerca de Vapear
What you need to know and how to talk to your kids about vaping. This resource was translated into Spanish by the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC in collaboration with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.
Recorded Webinars and Videos
Preventing Youth Vaping (Part 1): The Extent and Risk Factors for Youth Vaping
Presented by the Central East PTTC, this webinar will examine data on the rise and scope of vaping, and how it contrasts with previous tobacco and marijuana use data. It will examine the known risk factors that contributed to this rise, such as ease of availability, low perceptions of harm, and lack of environmental strategies to prevent use. The webinar will also discuss the issue and current status of acute lung injuries caused by vaping.
Preventing Youth Vaping (Part 2): Policy Recommendations and Promising Practices for Addressing Youth Vaping
This webinar presented by the Central East PTTC, will examine potential policy recommendations and promising practices that may help reduce and prevent youth vaping. Due to the recency of the spread of vaping, there has been insufficient time for research to confirm evidence-based programs that can specifically prevent vaping. However, based on knowledge of the risk factors for vaping, as well as of the evidence-based cigarette and tobacco product use prevention programs, several promising practices exist.
Prevention in Action: Data-Driven Vaping Prevention Messaging in New Hampshire and Maine
In this webinar presented by the New England PTTC, representatives from New Hampshire and Maine will share how their agencies each developed data-driven vaping prevention media campaigns, what the campaigns included and what their next steps are. This webinar will demonstrate how state and local data can be used to develop universal and targeted media campaigns for prevention.
Research, Policies, and Practices: Federal and Community-level Perspectives on Vaping
National and community experts discuss the role THC has on the nation’s current vaping crisis, best practices and strategies for vaping prevention, and specific vaping prevention strategies currently being implemented by two prevention coalitions. The panel discusses the latest data and research on the impact of vaping on youth and communities.
Effective Responses to Emerging Substance Use Issues: Applying Lessons Learned from Addressing the Vaping Epidemic to New Prevention Priorities (Webinar)
Presented by the Northeast and Caribbean PTTC, This webinar explores how to apply insights from past prevention efforts to current and emerging substance use trends. The webinar examines how to use current and emerging substance use trends to locate data sources, identify an approach to preventing misuse, and effectively implement prevention strategies in priority areas.
Effective Responses to Emerging Substance Use Issues: Applying Lessons Learned from Addressing the Vaping Epidemic to New Prevention Priorities (Peer-Sharing Call)
Presented by the Northeast and Caribbean PTTC, this recording explores how to apply insights from past prevention efforts to current and emerging substance use trends. Co-presenters share real world experiences regarding addressing substance misuse and explore strategies for applying successful prevention practices to other urgent prevention areas within the community.
V-TECH Meet the Experts: Emerging Issues Around Vaping
Presented by the Mountain Plains PTTC, expert panelists and moderator discuss research findings on vaping-associated ling injury, vaping prevention risk/protective factors, existing evidence-based or promising vaping prevention programs for youth and young adults (18-25) and other vaping research and resources, and policies/laws around e-cigarettes and vaping at the federal level and within HHS Region 8 states.
Vaping: Health Effects and Catch My Breath Program
Presented by the Great Lakes PTTC, this webinar outlines exactly what E-cigarettes are, explores the youth vaping epidemic, and introduces CATCH My Breath as one possible solution.
Vaping: Education vs. Punishment Using Deferred Citation
Presented by the Great Lakes PTTC, participants will learn how one Wisconsin school district partners with the county restorative justice program to engage with youth caught vaping on school grounds. Featured presenters: Tim Wavrunek, Eau Claire County Restorative Justice Program, and Kim Koller, Director of Administrative Services, Eau Claire School District.
Vaping 101: Trends Among Illinois Youth
This webinar was presented by the Great Lakes PTTC in collaboration with Prevention First, and reviews e-cigarette devices, epidemic of adolescent vaping, and how vaping devices are used with marijuana.
The Vaping Epidemic: Troubling Trends and Their Implications for Youth Cannabis Use Prevention and Policy - A Call to Action
Presented by the Northwest PTTC, this webinar presents the latest data on national and regional trends in adolescent and young adult cannabis use and vaping, and also reviews characteristics of the evolving cannabis market. the webinar concludes by discussing the role participants can play in mobilizing community stakeholders to affect cannabis regulatory practices and protect public health.
E-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Mechanics of Use, Risks to Youth, and Prevention Efforts
Presented by the Northwest PTTC, this webinar provides an introduction to e-cigarrettes/vapes, rates of use between youth and adults specific to Washington state, risks associated with use, and prevention intervention points.
Emerging Drug Trends Part 1 of 4: Understanding What National and State Data Tells Us
This is part one of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on emerging drug trends.The landscape of substance use trends is ever changing and it is important for preventionists to be aware of emerging trends and prepare to address them before prevalence becomes widespread. This webinar describes the key national sources of substance use trend data and discusses in detail the emerging trends occurring nationwide and in the Central East region, covering substances such as: opioids, cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, tobacco, and non-opioid prescription drugs. This webinar will also introduce topics such as identifying and using local data sources, the role of prevention over the lifecycle of an epidemic, and balancing emerging trends with ongoing epidemics, which will be further discussed in future webinars in this series.
Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation: Part 1
Presented by the Great Lakes PTTC, this webinar explores how this evidence-based communication style can increase capacity to effectively engage people in their own care and make changes to support their health. You will develop a few of the necessary skills to access motivation and strengthen commitment to change. This session will introduce fundamental concepts, and will offer opportunities to improve your communication no matter your current skill level.
Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation: Part 2
Presented by the Great Lakes PTTC, this webinar builds upon Motivational Interviewing’s fundamental concepts and continues development of the necessary skills to access motivation and strengthen commitment to change.
Vaping 101 and Latino Youth: Devices, Risks, Prevention Efforts, and Solutions
Presented by the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC, this webinar provides an overview of youth vaping including information on what the devices look like, to why vaping is a concern among Latino youth.
Vaping among Adolescents: What We Know and What We Don't
Presented by the Mountain Plains PTTC, this webinar discusses the rates of vaping among adolescents and why adolescents vape. You will learn the social and biological consequences of vaping. Lastly, you will learn how to prevent adolescents from vaping.
Presented by the Central East PTTC, this webinar examines the health impacts of e-cigarettes and vaping on adolescents, unique vulnerabilities of LGBTQ youth that may make vaping more prevalent and nicotine addiction more concerning, and explores best practices to support LGBTQ young people in avoiding or quitting their use of e-cigarettes.
Last updated: 01/03/2021