Our expert moderator and panelists answered questions and had a discussion about the following topics:
- Current research findings from the Division of Respiratory, Critical Care & Pulmonary, University of Utah on vaping-associated lung injury as well as an update on future studies.
- 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.
- Policies/laws around e-cigarettes/vaping at the federal level as well as within HHS Region 8 states (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY).
- Additionally, the experts discussed what communities, community coalitions, and schools can do, in regards to policies/laws, to combat vaping. Some strategies being implemented in rural communities were highlighted.
Resources mentioned during "Emerging Issues Around Vaping Panel Discussion":
Blagev DP, Harris D, Dunn AC, Guidry DW, Grissom CK, Lanspa MJ. Clinical presentation, treatment, and short-term outcomes of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping: a prospective observational cohort study. Lancet. 2019;394(10214):2073–2083. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32679-0
Prevention Principles, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Prevention Principles
Social Development Strategy, Communities That Care (CTC)
The Tobacco Talk, Utah Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health