Vaping prevention and quit resources: top tips for parents and schools
Parents and schools have important roles to play in reaching students with the information they need to make informed choices, as well as tools to quit if they are already vaping.
Truth Initiative teamed up with National PTA to publish “5 Things You Need to Know About Youth Vaping” in Our Children, the organization’s official magazine, to help provide the most important information about youth vaping and nicotine use right now. It is an important time to address youth nicotine use: youth vaping remains at epidemic levels, according to the most recent data, and with students reunited with classmates in school, they may have more access and exposure to e-cigarettes and other flavored nicotine-containing products that are gaining popularity, such as pouches, lozenges and synthetic nicotine products.
In addition to “5 Things You Need to Know About Youth Vaping,” here are some other resources for parents, schools, and others working with young people:
- Going back to school may lead to more vaping – here’s what educators and communities can do about it
- Vaping Lingo Dictionary: A guide to popular terms and devices
- Discipline is not the answer: Better approaches to on-campus student tobacco use
- Many young people turn to nicotine to deal with stress, anxiety and depression, but don’t know it may be making them feel worse
- What is Zyn and what are oral nicotine pouches?
- What you need to know about new synthetic nicotine products
Free resources exist to help prevent youth e-cigarette use and help those already vaping quit. Vaping: Know the Truth, a curriculum from Truth Initiative and Kaiser Permanente in collaboration with the American Heart Association, gives young people facts about e-cigarette use. Developed as part of the truth® campaign, the curriculum is a 40- to 45-minute self-administered digital course for middle and high school grade levels. The curriculum also introduces students who are already vaping to This is Quitting, a first-of-its-kind text message program that is helping nearly 400,000 young people quit vaping.