Resources on E-cigarettes and Vape Pens

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E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens


"Smoking vs Vaping" AsapScience

"Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?" Youth Radio
"Do Vape Pens Trick Smokers?" Youth Radio

"NIDA TV Spotlight on Electronic Cigarettes" National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)

"Teens Using E-cigarettes More Likely to Start Smoking Tobacco" NIDA/NIH

"Tobacco Industry's Campaign to Hide the Hazards of Smoking" Stanford Medicine

"Educators worry students don't know vaping health risks" PBS News Hour

"JUULERS AGAINST JUUL" (Students Against Nicotine)

The JUUL Phenomenon by Robert Jackler (SRITA)

"Identify which products teens are vaping" (Tobacco Free CA)


"Electronic Cigarettes and Youth" Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

"Electronic Cigarettes: An Overview of Key Issues" Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

"E-Cigarettes and Teens: A Guide for Parents and Educators" Safe Kids America

"State Health Officer's Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat" California Department of Public Health


UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

"What Are We Vaping? |" OCDE

Relevant Scientific Articles

"Adolescents' and Young Adults' Use and Perceptions of Pod-Based Electronic Cigarettes" JAMA Open Network

"Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction" American Journal of Preventive Medicine

"Association Between Initial Use of e-Cigarettes and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking Among Adolescents and Young Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" Journal of American Medical Association Pediatrics

"E-cigarettes and National Adolescent Cigarette Use: 2004 - 2014" Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Increased Cardiac Sympathetic Activity and Oxidative Stress in Habitual Electronic Cigarette Users: Implications for Cardiovascular Risk" Journal of American Medical Association

"Psychosocial Factors Associated With Adolescent Electronic Cigarette Use" Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Pulmonary toxicity of e-cigarettes" American Journal of Physiology

"Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use in the United States" PLOS-One

"Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S." PLOS-One

"Risk factors for exclusive e-cigarette use and dual e-cigarette use and tobacco use in adolescents" Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics

"Short Term respiratory effects of e-cigarettes in healthy individuals and smokers with asthma" Respirology

"The Juul Curriculum Is Not the Jewel of Tobacco Prevention Education" Journal of Adolescent Health

"Youth Say Flavored E-Cigarette Ads are for Them" Journal of Adolescent Health

Nicotine and Other Drug Addiction


"How Addiction Changes Your Brain" CNN

"Addiction 101 | Raj Mehta | TEDxUofM" TEDxTalks

"Understanding Addiction as a Disease" Wait21

"Reward Pathway in the Brain" KhanAcademyMedicine

"Tolerance and Withdrawal" KhanAcademyMedicine

"The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain" TED Global


"The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics" (NIDA/NIH)

"The Science Behind Drug Abuse For Teachers" NIDA for Teens

"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction" (NIDA/NIH)

"Stress and Drug Abuse: The Brain Connection"

"Teen Drug Use" Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

"Designed for Addiction: How the Tobacco Industry Has Made Cigarettes More Addictive, More Attractive to Kids and Even More Deadly" Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

"Signs of Cigarette and Tobacco Use and Addiction" NIDA

"The Science Behind Drug Addiction" Coalition Against Drug Abuse

"Nicotine Addiction: Past and Present:" How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General

"The Science of Addiction" Coalition Against Drug Abuse

Addiction is a Disease

"Adolescents Brains are Works in Progress" PBS

"New insights into the adolescent brain" Medical X-Press


"Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents" (NIDA/NIH)

"Using Drugs to Deal with Stress and Trauma" The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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"Nicotine and Addiction" Action on Smoking and Health

"Nicotine Addiction" World Health Organization

"Tobacco Company Quotes: Nicotine as a Drug" Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

"Evolution of the Tobacco Industry Positions on Addiction to Nicotine." World Health Organization

"50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2014. Chapter 5: Nicotine" U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Academic Publications

"Biological basis of tobacco addiction: Implications for smoking-cessation treatment" Indian Journal of Psychiatry

"Nicotine-mediated cell proliferation and tumor progression in smoking-related cancers" American Association for Cancer Research

"Thirty-day smoking in adolescence is a strong predictor of smoking in young adulthood" Preventative Medicine

Lesson Plans

"Lesson Plans and Printables" Scholastic

Positive Youth Development

PYD Examples

Peer Leaders Uniting Students (PLUS)

Protecting Health and Slamming Tobacco (PHAST)

Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!

"Tobacco Litter in the Tenderloin" San Francisco Tobacco-Free Project

Youth on Board


The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action by Cathy Berger Kaye


Alameda County Office of Education

Be Smart, Don't Start: Alameda County Videos

Anti-Tobacco Cartoons Kern County

Tobacco Free Kids

Truth YouTube Channel


Center for Health and Safety Culture Toolkit

"Guide to Engaging Youth in Policy Change" Friday Night Live

"The Lee Law Toolkit" Friday Night Live

"Listening to Young People" Youth on Board

"Prevention Tactics" The EMT Group, INC.

"The Time is NOW for Service Learning: Engaging, Relevant, REAL" CBK Associates

"Tips from Young People" Youth on Board

"Tobacco Control Best-Practices Guide" CDC

"Tobacco Control Program" The California Department of Public Health

"Unpacking What Works" National Youth Leadership Council

"Youth Development Guide" The Community Network for Youth Development

"Youth Led Social Norms Campaigns Tookit" California Friday Night Live and the Youth Leadership Institute


Bad Advertising

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County Decoy Program

Build the Wheel

California Healthy Kids Survey Data

California's Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program

California Youth Advocacy Network

Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community

Kick Butts Day

Media Literacy Library

National Youth Leadership Council

Reality Check of New York

Rock Your World

San Francisco Tobacco-Free Project

Students Working Against Tobacco

Texas Say What!

Tobacco Free Kids

The Truth Campaign

University of Kansas Community Toolbox

Youth Activism in Tobacco Control

Youth Engagement Alliance

Youth on Board

YES! Youth Empowerment Solutions

School Policies

View Our School Policies Module

"Comprehensive Tobacco-Free School Policy Toolkit" California Department of Education

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)


Tobacco Prevention Information for Parents and Families, from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Tobacco Control, Julius Richmond Center of Excellence

Tips for Parents, from the Office of Adolescent Health

Talking to Teens about Tobacco Use, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

E-Cigarettes and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: What Parents Need to Know (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Tips for Talking to Kids about Smoking (American Lung Association)

Talk, they hear you, from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Parents Against Vaping E-Cigarettes (PAVE)


Tobacco, Vaping and Marijuana: A Parent's Guide to a New Epidemic (Nevada County TUPE)

"Identify which products teens are vaping" (Tobacco Free CA)

Tobacco Use Stats

General data on tobacco use, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Adult use of tobacco

Adolescent and adult use of tobacco

Youth Cessation Websites

Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation

Resources for Qutting Smoking (Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids)

My Life My Quit: Free Help for Teens

This is Quitting (Truth Initiative)

Become an Ex


UCSF Cessation leadership center (has some great resources in addition to cessation) -

"How Can I Quit Smoking?" Teen Health

"Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide for Making Informed Decisions" Center for Disease Control:

"With the Jury Out on Vaping, Clinicians Pause to Identify the Cons of E-Cigarettes" - blog from Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Studies:

Youth Serving Non-Profits

Youth Leadership Institute

Friday Night Live

The California Youth Advocacy Network


California Department of Public Health

San Francisco Department of Public Health

FDA Center for Tobacco Products



Resources for Youth

Smoke Free Teens

"How Can I Quit Smoking?" Teen Health

"Youth Tobacco Cessation: A Guide for Making Informed Decisions" Center for Disease Control

Juuls in Schuuls (Website created by youth)


"JUULERS AGAINST JUUL" (Students Against Nicotine)

Brain Science

"The Teen Brain Still Under Construction" NIMH

"Inside the Teenage Brain" PBS

"Inside the Teenage Brain Program" PBS

Quick Links

Map of the Human Brain

"Know Your Brain" NIH

"Addiction and Brain Circuits"

In-Depth Resources

Neurosciences Online: An Electronic Textbook for the Neurosciences

"The Brain: Our Sense of Self" NIH

Major Structures and Functions of the Brain

"The Life and Death of a Neuron" NIH

Neuroanatomy and Physiology of the "Brain Reward System" in Substance Abuse

"The Pleasure Centers" The Brain from Top to Bottom. McGill University

"Brain Power: Grades 6-9" NIH

Neuroscience for Kids- Types of Neurons (Nerve Cells)

Molecular Cell Biology- Overview of Neuron Structure and Function

Khan Academy- Anatomy of a Neuron

"The Life and Death of a Neuron" NIH

Latest Research

"Youth and Tobacco Use" CDC

Above the Influence- Frequently Asked Questions

"Monitoring the Future: Teleconference 2015" NIDA/NIH:

Advertising and Marketing


Trinkets and Trash

Truth Initiative

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