Addressing youth and adult vaping part 2: recommendations and strategies for addressing 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 examine evidence-based and promising public health policy recommendations and treatment strategies for addressing and reducing vaping use. It will also review the gaps in knowledge that still exist due to the recent emergence of vaping as a major public health issue. Despite these gaps and lack of comprehensive treatment guidelines, there are promising programs such as CATCH My Breath and smokeSCREEN, as well as the potential for pharmacological interventions when warranted. In addition to discussing these strategies, the webinar will review potential public health policies for addressing environmental factors related to risk of vaping. It will also summarize recent federal and state regulatory actions to address vaping. Lastly, the webinar will provide a small group discussion opportunity for participants to share their experiences addressing vaping.