New FDA & AAP Video Series: Pediatricians discuss youth e-cigarette use

UNDATED – Parents and educators play an active role in fighting tobacco use among youth. National Youth Tobacco Survey data shows that youth e-cigarette use remains a public health concern and teens do not fully understand the health consequences.

FDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) collaborated to develop a video series featuring pediatricians answering common questions about youth e-cigarette use. Click below to watch the videos.

FDA also created a new webpage that includes tobacco education resources for parents and educators. Parents and teachers can use these resources to learn more and to start an honest conversation with youth about the dangers of tobacco use.

FDA and Scholastic have collaborated to create cross-curricular resources for students including lesson plans, activity sheets, and videos. These resources are available on the scholastic website in English and SpanishExternal Link Disclaimer.

CTP’s Virtual Exhibit Booth offers a variety of resources and materials to educators.

The Exchange Lab, run by the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, provides free print materials and web content aimed at communicating the dangers of tobacco use. In Exchange Lab, you can order and download print materials, and syndicate website content.

E-cigarettes, including rechargeable batteries and e-liquid cartridges, can pose a threat to human health and to the environment if they are not disposed of properly. Learn some tips on how to safely dispose of e-cigarettes.

Resources for Parents

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

NIDA addresses the most fundamental and essential questions about drug abuse — from understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, to developing and testing new approaches to treatment and prevention.

FDA aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on the dangers of youth tobacco use. Our feature articles cover a variety of topics to educate parents and children on addiction, health effects, tobacco regulation, and the science and research behind it all.

FDA’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—a key component of the agency’s Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation—is a series of actions to stop youth use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes,

NYTS was designed to provide national data on long-term, intermediate, and short-term indicators key to the design, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive tobacco prevention and control programs.