Addressing youth and adult vaping part 1: the extent and risk of vaping
The increasing use of electronic vaporizing devices (i.e. “vaping”), especially among youth and young adults, presents a challenge for public health and substance use treatment stakeholders. The decline in tobacco product use since the 1990s has been one of the great public health success stories in recent years. However, rising rates of vaping threaten to undo that success. Vaping of other substances, such as cannabis, is also on the rise and presents a related challenge. This two-part webinar series will discuss how, why, and to what extent vaping rates have increased across different populations and review effective public health and treatment responses to vaping.
This webinar will overview data on the scope of vaping and how it contrasts with historical and ongoing trends in other forms of nicotine and cannabis use. The webinar will discuss the risks from vaping and how they compare to other substance use risks. It will also summarize known risk factors for use and the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on use rates. Lastly, the webinar will discuss the inconclusive evidence for the use of vaping as a smoking cessation tool for adults.