Vaping: The New Social Phenomenon (3 ATOD-Specific hours)


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Julie Steven


$25.00 Non HHSC Funded


Recent research has found that the use of e-cigarettes among youth surpasses the use of tobacco cigarettes for the first time, and that teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to initiate the use of combustible tobacco. Youth are exposed to e-cigarette advertising from multiple sources, including advertising in retail stores, the internet, movies, and newspapers and magazines. Policies have been enacted by airlines, city governments and the State of Texas regulating the use of e-cigarettes. The FDA has extended regulatory authority over all forms of electronic nicotine delivery systems, including requiring nicotine warning statements on all tobacco products in 2018.

This workshop discusses the mechanics of electronic cigarettes, various e-liquids and the comparison of toxicants emitted by smoking combustible tobacco versus e-cigarette aerosol. Perceived benefits of vaping such as use as an aid to quit smoking, adverse effects of vaping, and risk of fires, explosions and other battery-related malfunctions will be discussed

Finally, the emergence of electronic cigarettes has provided users of illicit substances a new method of inhaling cannabinoids and other types of psychoactive drugs. The workshop will discuss perceived benefits of vaping over smoking marijuana, the methods of vaping ground marijuana head tops, cannabis wax (BHO) or cannabis e-liquid.

The new culture of vaping can weaken the efficacy of anti-smoking campaigns. New technology can attract young people and thwart cannabis prevention efforts. Prevention specialists must encounter this new social phenomenon with eyes wide open.

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