Vaping: Research & Resources

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National Research and Resources:


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

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

Protecting Young People from E-Cigarettes, (Campaign). CDC, 2023.

Prevention Programs

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

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

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

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


Resource Pages

Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center, (Resource Website). FDA, September 2022.

Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People, (Resource Website). Office of Surgeon General HHS, 2022.

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

Vaping Resources and Information, (Resource Webpage). Great Lakes PTTC, September 2019.



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

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

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

E- Cigarettes - What is the Bottom Line?Spanish  (Webpage). CDC, March 2022.

Electronic Cigarettes - What's the Bottom Line (Fact Sheet). CDC, November 2020.

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

When it Comes to Preventing Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping-Related Products, Everyone has a Role to Play, (Article, PTTC Post). NCO PTTC, April 2020

Microlearning Toolkit: Vaping Prevention 101, (Toolkit). New England PTTC, March 2022.

Podcast Episode 37: Don't Take the Vape Bait! - Youth Led Prevention Campaigns, (Podcast Episode). Mid-America PTTC, February 2021.

Informing Prevention (Adolescents): Vaping Among Adolescents - What We Know and What We Don't, (Recorded Webinar). Mountain Plains PTTC, June 2019

V-TECH Meet the Experts: Emerging Issues Around Vaping, (Recorded Webinar). Mountain Plains PTTC, February 2020.

slideDecks4U: Overview of Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices, (Slide Deck). Mountain Plains ATTC, November 2019.

E-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Mechanics of Use, Risks to Youth, and Prevention Efforts, (Recorded Webinar). Northwest PTTC, June 2019

Tobacco's Starring Role, (Report). Truth Initiative, 2023

Preventing Youth Vaping, (Webinar). Central East PTTC, 2020

The Link Between Cannabis and Tobacco, (Fact Sheet). Truth Initiative, 2023

Three-Part Webinar Series: An Update on Adolescent Vaping Prevention: Prevalence, Adverse Behavioral Health Effects, and Prevention Practices, (Webinar). Mountain Plains PTTC, 2024.


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

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.

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.


THC/CBD Resources

Vaping THC and Other Substances- Understanding Risks and Connecting to Resources, (Webinar). Southeast PTTC, 2023


E-Cigarette/Vaping Use Prevention Information for.....

Talking to Youth and Young Adults about Vaping

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

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

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

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

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

Protecting Young People from E-Cigarettes, (Campaign Resource). CDC, 2023


For Teachers and/or Community Youth Programs

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

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

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

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.

Project Towards No Tobacco Use, (Training Program). USC, 2023. (Please note: program has a fee)


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.


For LGBTQ Youth

Vaping and LGBTQ Youth, (Webinar). Central East PTTC, September 4, 2020.


For American Indian and Alaska Native Populations

Tobacco: Returning to Traditions in Native Communities, (Prevention in our Native Communities Newsletter). National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, 2019.

Addressing Addiction in Native American Communities - The Changing Face of Tobacco: New Friend or Old Foe?, (Newsletter). National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, Fall 2020.

Prevention in Native American Communities: Vaping" Trends, Harms, and Prevention, (Newsletter). National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, 2023.


For Hispanic and Latino Populations

Smoking and Vaping in the Americas: Considerations about Prevention and Public PoliciesSpanish, (Recorded Webinar). National Hispanic & Latino PTTC, August 2021.

Vaping 101: and Latino Youth: Devices, risks, prevention efforts, and solutions, (Recorded Webinar). National Hispanic & Latino PTTC, July 2019.


National Smoking/Vaping Cessation Resources:

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

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

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

Tobacco-Free Toolkit for Behavioral Health Agencies, (Toolkit). SAMHSA's National Center of Excellence for Tobacco-Free Recovery, 2022

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.

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

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

Project EX, (Training Program). USC, 2023. (Please note: Program has a fee)




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 2021 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021.



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

Tobacco Use Prevention, (Resources Webpage). Putting Montana Students First, Office of Public Instruction. 2021.

Tobacco Use in Montana 2021 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021.

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 2021 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021.


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 2021 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021

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



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.

Tobacco Use in Utah 2021 Fact Sheet, Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021.

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 2021 Fact Sheet, (Webpage). Truth Initiative - The Truth, 2021

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.


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





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