Vaping: Research & Resources



The Mountain Plains PTTC has compiled the following research and resources for prevention of Vaping & Tobacco Use

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HHS Region 1: New England

HHS Region 2: Northeast & Caribbean

HHS Region 3: Central East

HHS Region 5: Great Lakes

HHS Region 6: South Southwest

HHS Region 7: Mid-America

HHS Region 8: Mountain Plains

HHS Region 9: Pacific Southwest

HHS Region 10: Northwest


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COVID-19 & EVALI - National Resources & Research:

COVID-19 Specific Information

Going Smoke-free or Vape-free: Reducing Your Risks for COVID-19, (Webpage). Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit. 2021. 

COVID-19 Quit Smoking and Vaping to Protect Your Lungs, (Website). Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 2020 

Important Facts on Smoking and COVID-19, (Infographic). North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 2020

COVID-19, Tobacco Use & Behavioral Health, (Factsheet). National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control. 2020

For parents - 

CORONAVIRUS 30 sec new clip, (Video). Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 2020 

Teen Vapers up to 7 times more likely to get COVID-19 than non-e-cig users, Stanford research says. (Article). NBC News. Aug 11, 2020.

EVALI Information

Severe Pulmonary Disease Associated with Using E-Cigarette Products, (Press Release). CDC Health Advisory,  August 30, 2019.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarettes, or Vaping products, (Webpage). CDC, February 18, 2020. 

Severe pulmonary disease associated with electronic-cigarette-product use – Interim Guidance, (Research Article). Schier JG et al, MMWR, CDC. Sept. 6, 2019.


The EVALI and Youth Vaping Epidemics, (Research Article). Implications for Public Health, The New England Journal of Medicine. Feb 20, 2020

Vaping Marijuana associated with more symptoms of lung damage than vaping or smoking nicotine, (Article). University of Michigan, March 2021


National Research and Resources:

Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People, (Website). Office of Surgeon General HHS, 2021.

Youth and Tobacco Use, (Webpage). CDC, December 2020. 

Talking to Youth and Young Adults to Prevent E-Cigarette Use, (Webpage). CDC, August 2021. 

E- Cigarettes - What is the Bottom Line?, (Webpage & Fact Sheet). CDC, November 2020. 

Current Cigarette Use Among Youth (YRBSS) - PowerPoint Slides, (Survey Data). CDC, August 2020. 

Botvin e-Cigarettes and Vaping, (Info Packet). Botvin Health Connections, Botvin LifeSkills Training. 

The Real Cost Campaign, (Campaign Webpage). FDA, February 2021. Become a SmokeFree Teen, (Campaign Website). National Cancer Institute, 2021. 

The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung, (Infographic). American Lung Association, May 2019.

Truth Initiative, (Campaign Website). Truth, 2021. 

Why are Youth Vaping and How Prevention Can Respond, (Policy Brief). Carnevale Associates, December 2019. 


For Teachers and/or community youth programs:

Youth Vaping Prevention & Resources to Quit, (Curriculum). Truth Initiative, 2021. 

Be Epic, Escape the Vape, (Webpage). Utah State University, 2021. 

Clearing the Vapor, (Website). Southwest Utah Public Health Department, 2021

Preventing Youth Exposure to E- Cigarettes, (Infographic). SAMHSA, 2018.

How Nicotine Affects the Teen Brain, (Lesson Plan). NIDA, January 2021. 

Mind Matters: Teacher's Guide, (Guide). NIDA, 2021. 

E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend, (Lesson Plans for Teachers grades 6-12). Scholastic and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens, 2021.

The Real Cost of Vaping, (Lesson Plans for Teachers grades 6-12). Scholastic and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 2021. (Also available in Spanish). 

CATCH My Breath E-Cigarette Prevention Video for grades 5-12, (Program Introduction). Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH), 2019. 

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, (Online Toolkit). Stanford Medicine, 2021.


For Teens:

Tips for Teens - The Truth about Tobacco - English, (Infographic). SAMHA, May 2019. Spanish, May 2020

Tips for Teens - The Trust about E-cigarettes - English, (Infographic). SAMHSA, May 2019. Spanish, May 2020

ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience), (Tobacco Prevention Program for Adolescents). University of Texas MD Anderson Center, 2021.


For Parents:

Talk. They Hear You. Talking with Your Teen About Vaping: Keeping your Kids Safe - Parent Brochure, (Printable/Downloadable Brochure). SAMSHA, February 2021. 

E- Cigarettes and Youth: What Parents Need to know, (Printable/Downloadable Infographic). CDC, 2019.

How To Talk With Your Kids About Vaping, (webpage). Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, Nov 2018. 

The 101 on e-Cigarette, (Infographic).  American Heart Association, 2019.


General Prevention Resources:

Best Practices User Guides: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control, (Printable/Downloadable User Guides). CDC, USDHHS, 2020.

Addressing E-cigarette and Marijuana Use with Environmental Prevention EBI Strategies, (Article). Applied Prevention Science International, April 2021. 


Research Articles:

Effectiveness of a Vaping Cessation Text Message Program Among Young Adult e-Cigarette Users, (Research Article). May 2021. 

Effects of e-cigarette Use on Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Youth, 2004-2018, (Research Article). November 2020. MeLisa R. Creamer, Preventative Medicine, (

Trends in Adolescent Vaping, (Research Article). Miech et al, 2017-2019, NEJM, September 2019.

Clinical presentation, treatment, and short-term outcomes of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping: a prospective observational cohort study, (Research Article). NCBI. December 2019. 


Press Releases:

Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults, (Document). A Report of the Surgeon General HHS, 2020. 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults, (Fact Sheet). A Report of the Surgeon General. HHS, 2019. 

Surgeon General's Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth, (Advisory). HHS, 2018.

Report: More and More Teens Seeing E-Cigarette Ads, (Press Release). American Cancer Society, Mar 2018

FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-based e-Cigarettes that Appeal to Children, including fruit and mint, (Press Release). FDA, January 2, 2020.

2019 Monitoring the Future Survey raises Worries about Teen Marijuana Vaping, (Press Release). NIDA, December 18, 2019.

The Latest Information on JUUL: 8 Important Things to Know, (News Article). Truth Initiative, The Truth. Sept. 23, 2019. 

What are the long-term effects of vaping?, (News Article). Truth Initiative, The Truth.  Aug. 21, 2019

E-Cigarette Characteristics May Influence Use and Are Potential Targets for Regulatory Policy, (Article). NIH, March 2, 2020.


National Smoking/Vaping Cessation Resources:

What Works to Reduce Tobacco Use, (Downloadable/Printable Document). The Community Guide, December 2021.

Youth Vaping Prevention & Resources to Quit, (Curriculum). Truth Initiative, 2021. 

This is Quitting, (Program). Truth Initative, 2021.

Reducing Vaping among Youth and Young Adults - Evidence Based Resource Guide Series, (Downloadable/Printable Info Document). SAMHSA. 2020.

Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings, (Quick Guide). SAMHSA, August 2018., (Website). US Dept. HHS., 2021. 

How to Quit Vaping Resources for Teens, (Webpage). SmokeFreeTeen - NIH, 2021. 

Looking Toward a Smoke-free Future, (Webpage). CDC, December, 31 2019.

Quit for You, Quit for Your Loved Ones, (Webpage). CDC, March, 23. 2020.

My Life My Quit, (Website). National Jewish Health, 2021.

Rural Quitline Evaluation, National Jewish Health Project, (Downloadable/Printable Document). University of Colorado Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, March 2020. 

Youth Tobacco Cessation, (Webpage). American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Tobacco Cessation and Bias: Tobacco and Mental Wellbeing Masterclass, (Masterclass). National Council for Mental Wellbeing & SAMHSA National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, June 2021. 

Stigma, Biases, and Shame: Tobacco Use and Wellbeing Masterclass, (Masterclass). National Council for Mental Wellbeing & SAMHSA National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, May 2021

Efficacy and Utilization of Smartphone Applications for Smoking Cessation Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, (Scholarly Journal Article). Oxford Nicotine and Tobacco Research, October 2021





HHS Region 8 (CO,MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Resources:


Region 8 Resources: 

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System 


Region 8 Adolescent and Young Adult Health Workgroup Webinar & Resources

On February 25 the Region 8 Adolescent and Young Adult Health Workgroup hosted a webinar on youth tobacco use “Centering Youth Voice to Amplify Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention Efforts.”  The webinar highlighted information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and UpRISE, Colorado's social justice youth tobacco control movement. Devin Koontz, Lead Health Communications Specialist with the FDA, covered the history of the FDA’s role in nicotine and tobacco product regulation.  Dr. Heather Kennedy, UpRISE Program Manager, discussed how youth in the UpRISE program engage with social justice work and led the participants through a 5 Whys root cause analysis process.

Webinar: Centering Youth Voice to Amplify Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention Efforts (Password: 1%w7FIRY)





Quit Tobacco, (Website). Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, 2021. 

Adolescent SBIRT Algorithm for Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Use of Tobacco and Vape Products - Using CRAFFT Screening Tool, (Printable/Downloadable SBIRT Sheet). Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, August 2019.

Facts about Electronic Cigarettes(E-Cigarettes), (Website). Denver Public Health, 2021.  

E-Cigarette Regulations - Colorado, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2021. 

Tobacco Use in Colorado 2019 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019.




Tobacco Quit Line, (Webpage). Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program, 2021.  

Electronic Cigarettes, (Resources Webpage). Putting Montana Students First, Office of Public Instruction. 2021. 

Tobacco Use in Montana 2019 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019.

E-Cigarette Regulations - Montana, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020.


North Dakota:

ND Quits, (Webpage). North Dakota Department of Health, 2021. 

E-Cigarette Regulations - North Dakota, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020. 

Tobacco Use in North Dakota 2019 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019.



South Dakota:

Quit Tobacco - You can do it: Quit Line, (Webpage). South Dakota Department of Health, 2021. 

Addressing the Use of E-Cigarettes and Other Vaping Products, (Downloadable/Printable Document). South Dakota Department of Health, 2021. 

Tobacco Use in South Dakota 2019 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019

E-Cigarette Regulations - South Dakota, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamlin School of Law, 2020. 




Way To Quit - Quitline, (Website). Utah Department of Health, 2021. 

BE EPIC - Escape the Vape, (Website). Utah State University, 2021.

Adolescent Risk and Protective Factors for the Use of Electronic Cigarettes, (Research Article). Burrow-Sánchez & Ratcliff, University of Utah Edu Psychology,  Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion, 2021. 

Federal & State of Utah Tobacco Policy Updates, (Recorded Meeting). Utah Department of Health, Jan. 31, 2020.

Dangers of Vaping, (Webpage). University of Utah Health, Sept. 20, 2019.

UDOH Files Emergency Rule to Address Vaping-related Illness, (Document). Utah Department of Health (UDOH), October 2, 2019.

Lung Injury Outbreak, (Webpage). Utah Department of Health (UDOH), 2021.

Vaping Warning Poster, (Printable Page). Utah Department of Health (UDOH), 2019.

Tobacco Use in Utah 2019 Fact Sheet, Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019.

E-Cigarette Regulations - Utah, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020. 

PHOM Indicator Profile Report of Electronic Cigarettes/ Vape Products, (Webpage). Public Health Indicator Based Information (IBIS), 2019. 

Curbing the Youth Vaping Pandemic: A Review of How Utah's Laws and Policies Compare Nationally and to Other States (PDF). University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, 2021





Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program, (Quit Line Webpage). Jewish National Health, 2021. 

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, (Webpage).  Wyoming Tobacco Prevention & Control Evaluation - Wyoming Prevention Depot, September 20, 2019

Tobacco Use in Wyoming 2019 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2019

E-Cigarette Regulations - Wyoming, (Webpage). Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2020.

Governor, WDH Urge Residents to Avoid Vaping THC, (Memo). Wyoming Department of Health, 2019.