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Vaping Prevention

Western Connecticut Coalition is dedicated to decreasing e-cigarette and vape usage.

Click here to review our 2023 epidemiological profile

of Tobacco and ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems)

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Vaping Prevention 
Resources

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Downloadable fact sheets and resource links
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Visit these CT websites:

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From Truth Initiative:

Nicotine and the Young Brain

A comprehensive fact sheet with valuable information about the high levels of nicotine found in many vaping products and the consequences of use to the teen brain.  Resources for quitting too!

Nicotine Use and Stress

Vaping nicotine can increase anxiety symptoms and stress levels. However, many tobacco users falsely believe tobacco products can relieve stress or anxiety.

Available in Spanish

From the FDA:

Vaping and E-Cigarettes:  A Toolkit for Working with Youth

Includes 4 fact sheets about e-cigarettes, how they work, how the FDA regulates them, and understanding nicotine

Available in Spanish

For The Educator in Spanish, click here in Brazilian Portuguese, click here

Resources from the CT Vaping Resource Center:

downloadable presentations for youth, tweens, teens and parents

From Rescue Agency,

Down and Dirty is a Ready-Made Media Campaign for health organizations in need of an evidence-based rural youth tobacco prevention campaign that can be implemented quickly and cost effectively. 

Non-Nicotine Vapes

From Stanford University:  Infographics aimed to educate on the dangers of non-nicotine vapes.  

For Youth:
For Adults/Parents:

Smokeless Tobacco:

Synthetic Nicotine:

10 Signs Your Child is Vaping

from Parents Against Vaping

Cessation Supports

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Para español, envía el texto DEJELOCT al 88709

For our prevention partners, click on the icon below for instructions on putting together a quit kit. 

Contact Kathy Hanley for more information 

khanley@wctcoalition.org

From the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Adolescent Patients

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can be an important tool for treating nicotine dependence in youth. Many pediatricians are uncertain about how to use this medication with adolescents, especially those who are under 18 years old. This page is intended to help pediatricians make informed decisions about using NRT with patients who wish to quit smoking or vaping.

Information Fact Sheet

Tobacco 21/Retail Compliance

It is now a federal law- you must be 21 to purchase any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes.  Tobacco 21 materials can be ordered for free from the CT Clearinghouse.  For a retailer visit checklist, click here.

 

DMHAS Prevention and Health Promotion Division Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program (TPEP)
HOT LINE:  1-877-331-1999 
Tobacco.prevention@ct.gov

 

To look up registered ENDS dealers in CT, click here, choose "drug control-pharmacy, pharmacisits" from the roster menu, click "dealers of ENDS, vapor products", scroll to the bottom to continue, then download.  

Environmental Impact:

PAVe's Vapes are Trash Campaign exposes the human and environmental harms of e-cigarettes and the tobacco industry

Click here to read our fall 2023 newsletter focused on the environment impact of e-cigarette waste

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