Join The Fight Against E-Cigarettes

Join The Fight Against E-Cigarettes

Although the increase in youth e-cigarette use rates have slowed down, 25.6% of high schoolers and 9.1% of middle schoolers are still using e-cigarettes.[1] Progress has been made, but the stakes are still high. It’s time to take action to end this epidemic. Check out some tips below on how you can get involved!

 

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  • Youth are rapidly switching from JUUL to flavored disposable e-cigarettes. Some of the most popular brands include Puff Bars, Stig, Smok, POSH and HQD.[2]

 

  • These disposable e-cigarettes come in bright, colored packaging and kid-appealing flavors, including Sour Apple, Banana Ice and O.M.G (Orange, Mango, Guava).[3]
  • These new e-cigarettes imitate the sleek design of the extremely popular JUUL. The main difference is that they’re designed for one-time use. Disposable flavored e-cigarettes are not covered under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recently released policy against flavored e-cigarettes, since they are not cartridge or pod-based.[4]

 

  • You can report retailers who don’t cooperate with the FDA here.

  • You can find your local elected leaders here.

  • You can find your county’s School Superintendent here.

  • If your concern is specifically about someone who is experiencing health issues related to e-cigarettes, tell the pediatrician all of the symptoms. You can report health issues related to e-cigarettes to the FDA’s safety reporting portal.

REFERENCES

[1] Florida Youth Tobacco Survey (FYTS), Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, 2019.

[2] What are Puff Bars? Truth Initiative. February 14, 2020. https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/what-are-puff-bars. Accessed February 14, 2020.

[3] What are Puff Bars? Truth Initiative. February 14, 2020. https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/what-are-puff-bars. Accessed February 14, 2020.

[4] What are Puff Bars? Truth Initiative. February 14, 2020. https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/what-are-puff-bars. Accessed February 14, 2020.

[5]U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products. Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Other Deemed Products on the Market Without Premarket Authorization – Guidance for Industry. January 2020. Accessed February 19, 2020.

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