Washington, D.C. – In 2017, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco products among high school students.
“A lot of people still think e-cigarettes are not harmful,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams at CADCA’s 2019 National Leadership Forum. “But studies show that nicotine is, pound for pound, as addictive as heroin.”
With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a part of the National Institutes of Health, CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) has created a publication entitled, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Juuling, Other Trends, and Community Prevention, which outlines best practices for coalitions to tackle this epidemic among youth.
During the National Leadership Forum, Surgeon General Adams lauded this publication as “amazing,” saying “…it literally has everything you would ever want to know about e-cigarettes. And we need to make sure this is the hands of every adult, every teacher, every community leader, and every student out there.”
This Practical Theorist is part of a series of publications designed to summarize field research
on key drug abuse issues, and to present it in a concise, practical format, with strategies
for using the data to mobilize communities and support the mission of coalitions. The publication covers important topics related to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including: Juuling, Vaping, Federal regulations impacting the sales of ENDS and Individual and Environmental factors related to its use.
This Practical Theorist is available to download free of charge from CADCA’s website. CADCA continues to be a leader in the field of prevention by staying up to date on issues surrounding substance misuse in communities throughout the world.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provided scientific expertise and support for this publication. “It is important that CADCA is able to share information, strategies, and practices that have shown to be useful at the community level,” said Dr. Jack Stein, Director of NIDA’s Office of Science Policy and Communications. “Without robust community engagement, we will never be able to confront the e-cigarette crisis among youth unfolding in neighborhoods all over America.”