Vaping: Evidence-based Prevention Efforts to Address Vaping Among Youth


The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners and behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

The good news is that during 2019-2020, among middle and high school students, current use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco decreased. Two-thirds of young people report that they have either cut down or quit during lockdown, while others found new ways to obtain e-cigarettes online. While these declines offer some relief, the number of young people using e-cigarettes remain high. This webinar will provide an update on vaping and evidence-based prevention practices. We will also share discuss promising approaches that we have emerged in the last year from surveys and research.



  1. Describe a brief history of vaping in the US
  2. Identify evidence-based prevention strategies and promising approaches for prevention
  3. List cross-sector approaches for comprehensive vaping prevention 



Chuck KlevgaardChuck Klevgaard serves as a prevention manager to the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center.  He delivers training and technical assistance to support substance misuse prevention throughout the Midwest. Chuck has supported communities and health agencies as they adopt evidence-based alcohol, opioid, and other substance misuse programs or policies.

Chuck earned his BSW from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is a Certified Senior Prevention Specialist through the Illinois Certification Board, Inc.



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