Vaping-related illness cases continue rise but the exact cause remains a mystery, which makes the topic difficult to navigate.
The Center for Disease Control advises to refrain from vaping, while the exact cause of vaping-related illnesses and deaths is determined.
Meanwhile here are some resources to help you understand vaping and how to talk about it to your kids or students.
- FDA-Scholastic Partnership – Resources for Teachers: http://www.scholastic.com/youthvapingrisks/
- CDC – E-Cigarettes: Talk to Youth About the Risks: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/features/back-to-school/e-cigarettes-talk-to-youth-about-risks/index.html
- Scholastic (with NIDA): http://headsup.scholastic.com/teachers/ecigarettes
- American Lung Association – INDEPTH – an Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation: https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/helping-teens-quit/indepth.html
The following is a guide for parents from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids or click here to read if you're an app user: