VAPING PREVENTION & EDUCATION
About the Vaping Prevention & Education Resource Center from FDA
Our Purpose: Stop Nicotine Addiction Before It Starts
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products sees a future in which tobacco-related disease is part of America's past, helping ensure a healthier life for every family. Our aim for this resource center is to help advance this vision by providing science-based, accessible materials to adults who positively influence our youth's lives.
Risk of Nicotine Addiction Greater for Teens
In 2023, the National Youth Tobacco Survey found that more than 2.1 million youth use e⁠-⁠cigarettes—also known as vapes. Many of these students vape every day. Vaping puts youth at risk for serious and lasting health consequences.
Teens' brains are still developing, which can make it easier for them to get addicted to nicotine. Vaping may negatively affect a teen's attention, learning, and memory by promoting addiction to nicotine. FDA's Center for Tobacco Products takes this issue seriously and created the Vaping Prevention & Education Resource Center to educate teachers, teens, and parents about the dangers of youth vaping.
Classroom Resources for Vaping Prevention and Education
The Vaping Prevention & Education Resource Center is an online resource center of science-based, standards-mapped materials that teachers can use to help their students avoid vaping and nicotine addiction. The resource center features numerous age-appropriate, cross-curricular resources for teachers and parents to promote learning and begin having open conversations about youth vaping and tobacco use.
In addition to content designed for teachers, FDA also developed materials for parents and teens. All content at the resource center is free, easy to navigate, and optimized for each audience.
More Vaping Prevention and Education Resources
Print and Download free vaping prevention materials, created by FDA to help students understand the health risks of e⁠-⁠cigarettes. For all available materials, go to the Print & Download pages on the Tobacco Education Resource Library for more options.
- Center for Tobacco Products Virtual Exhibit Booth
- Vaping and E⁠-⁠Cigarettes: A Toolkit for Working With Youth
- Tools to help teens quit vaping from the National Cancer Institute
- American Lung Association's Vape-Free Schools Initiative
- Alternative to suspending teens for nicotine use
- Free nicotine cessation program for teens
Teachers will find lesson plans, interactive tools, infographics, and videos with vaping facts and tips about how to teach teens about the dangers of e⁠-⁠cigarette use.
Students will find real-life stories and relatable content to help them understand the health risks associated with vaping, how they are impacted by nicotine addiction, and common myths about e⁠-⁠cigarettes.
Parents will find fact sheets, videos, and resources to help them understand and recognize vaping devices, talk with their children, and keep the conversation going over time.