Electronic smoking devices were introduced into the U.S. market in 2007 and use of these products has skyrocketed to the point that, in 2018, more than one in five high school students and about 1 in 20 middle school students reported using e-cigarettes, according to the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), which adds that this is double the usage from 2017. Because of these alarming trends, the NJDOH has created a public awareness campaign with the following resources:
Incorruptible.us: A campaign that informs young people about the dangers of vaping and nicotine.
VapeFactsNJ.com: A page on the NJDOH site that provides parents, teachers, coaches, and healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information about the dangers of e-cigarettes/vaping.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Get the facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes.
New Jersey Department of Health: E-Cigarettes and Vaping
U.S. Surgeon General: Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes and Young People