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Nicotine/Vaping

DID YOU KNOW? 

(1) Nicotine is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the country.

(2) Teens and young adults are more likely to ingest nicotine by vaping than smoking... but vaping nicotine increases the likelihood of becoming a smoker. 
(3) Vaping, just like smoking, is bad for your lungs and increases risk of illness from COVID-19. 

(4) Second-hand smoke is dangerous whether it's from cigarettes or vapes. 

(5) Vapes are frequently used for marijuana. 


Learn more in our 2019 regional profile on nicotine in Southwest CT


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Prevention Resources

FACTSHEETS/HANDOUTS: 

AWARENESS VIDEOS:

  • "Vaping 101: What Every Parent & Educator Should Know About E-Cigarettes" - Fall 2019 video from Yale School of Medicine (24 min.)
  • Greenwich Together PSA by high school students for parents 

SLIDESHOWS:

  • Download & adapt November 2019 Slideshow by The Hub - includes regional data & resources for Southwest CT

  • Vaping toolkit with lots of good graphics from Meriden

  • DMHAS/DPH powerpoint (49 slides) updated August 2019 - toolkit for community adaptation/use

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOUTH:


RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS:​​

RESOURCES FOR QUITTING:

RESOURCES FOR PREVENTION COALITIONS:

  • CDC Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control

  • Current curricula related to vaping table to help your programs/schools (3pgs)  

  • Preventing Youth Vaping, Part i - June 2020 webinar from PTTC

  • "Teen Vaping Prevention Messages that Work": July 2019 video from Rescue Agency social marketers, aimed at schools and prevention workers (33 min.)

  • Video training series for tobacco vendors, from CT Clearinghouse 

  • Vaping Resources from the PTTC Network 

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