Help Teens Avoid Nicotine in the New Year

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FDA Launches Online Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center

The Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center provides free science-based, standards-mapped materials that teachers can use to help their students understand the dangers associated with vaping and nicotine addiction. CTP also developed free materials for parents and teens.

  • Teachers will find lesson plans, interactive tools, infographics, and videos with tobacco facts and tips about how to teach teens about the dangers of vaping.
  • Parents will find fact sheets, videos, and resources to help them understand and recognize vapes, talk with their children, and keep the conversation going over time.
  • Students will find real-life stories and relatable content to help them understand vaping, nicotine addiction, common myths about vapes, and how to say no to vaping.

The launch of the resource center illustrates FDA’s continued commitment to youth vaping prevention. We will be continuously updating the resource center with new materials, so check back often for the latest resources.

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CDC and FDA Release NYTS Findings on Youth Use of All Tobacco Products

CDC and FDA released results on youth tobacco product use from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). Findings show that in 2022, more than 1 in 10 middle and high school students (3.08 million) had used a tobacco product during the past 30 days—including 16.5% of high school and 4.5% of middle school students. Youth use of e-cigarettes remains high, with 2.5 million (9.4%) of the nation’s middle and high school students reporting current e-cigarette use.

While we have made great progress in reducing the number of youth who use combustible cigarettes, youth e-cigarette use remains a public health concern. E-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth since 2014.

Results From the National Youth Tobacco Survey

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Tips to Help Teens Stay Nicotine-Free All Year Long

Living nicotine-free is especially important for teens and adolescents.

To teens, vaping once in a while may seem like “no big deal,” but vaping is not harmless. Vaping nicotine may negatively affect a teen’s learning and memory by promoting addiction to nicotine.

Teens can get addicted faster than adults because their brains are still developing. This new blog post includes tips you can share with teens to help them live and stay nicotine-free.

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Discover FDA’s New, FREE Toolkit With Fast Facts on Youth Vaping

FDA created Vaping and E-Cigarettes: A Toolkit for Working With Youth, an easy-to-understand toolkit with facts on youth vaping and e-cigarette use. This free, downloadable toolkit covers topics like the health and safety risks of vaping, how vapes work, and the signs and symptoms of nicotine addiction. A Spanish-language version of the toolkit will be available soon.

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