Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Education

As the e-cigarette and vaping epidemic continues to grow, St. Elizabeth is committed to providing the education and care needed to stop this crisis in our community. The St. Elizabeth Foundation, through the employee Vision Campaign, has raised funds to help us bring education on this topic to students and the community. On this page, we have gathered information and resources that teachers, students, administrators, and youth leaders can use to bring this message to students in Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana, Greater Cincinnati, and beyond.

Take a look at the available resources and use the Contact Us form to send any questions to us. We have staff available to consult with organizations that are looking to help support this initiative through programming or educational outreach.

Get the Facts!

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In Kentucky, e-cigarette usage among 10th graders doubled from 2016 to 2018, growing to 23.2%. Learn more about the youth and tobacco crisis.

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The nicotine addiction in youth is so strong that nearly half of students who report using e-cigarettes say they use a device in school multiple times a day.

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Nicotine in youth has been proven to harm adolescent brain development, reduce impulse control, increase risk of mood disorder, and negatively impact attention and cognition.

Get the facts on e-cigarettes.

Vaping Devices

Fruit, mint, and menthol are the most popular flavors among kids. Learn more about eliminating flavored tobacco.

Ready to Ditch Juul

Nearly half of youth that vape want to quit but are afraid to ask for help. Learn more about quitting from the Truth Initiative -This is Quitting.

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It takes 10 seconds for nicotine to absorb into the brain and cause negative long-term issues with focus, decision making and learning.

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Want to Learn More?

If you have questions about youth and e-cigarettes or how to use any of these resources to help reduce the impact of this epidemic, please click the blue button below.

St. Elizabeth is right here, right now to help with this growing problem:

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has developed a unique and informative presentation focused on the growing issue of e-cigarettes, such as vapes and Juuls, as well as traditional tobacco products. We bring this program at no charge to local schools and other community locations for audiences including students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and any others interested in this topic.

Presentations may be customized to specific needs of the audience, setting, and age groups, and can be as brief as 15 minutes, or more in-depth up to 45 minutes to an hour. For more information call 859-301-WELL (9355) or fill out the contact form on this page.

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Vaping News and Resources from American Heart Association and St. Elizabeth: 

Vaping and E-cigarette Videos:

  • The Truth About Vaping With Dr. D. P. Suresh
     

  • 4 Dangerous Myth About Vaping and E-Cigarettes
     

  • truth | This Is Quitting
     

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Sadie The Science Lady

Sadie the Science Lady wants everyone to know the dangers of vaping. Enjoy and share these videos to help her get the word out. Click below to view all videos on YouTube and for access to downloadable video files and more resources.