Approximately 20% of U.S. high school students and 5% of middle school students use e-cigarettes (CDC, 2020). In the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey, 58% of 10th graders in Northern Kentucky reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. With the upsurge of e-cigarette use among students, schools have been actively searching for ways to address the youth vaping epidemic. In this episode, Dr. Damodhar Suresh, Executive Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, shares how the youth vaping epidemic got out of control so quickly and ways that schools, parents, and other caring adults can intervene to address and prevent youth vaping.
Resources Mentioned in the Episode:
American Heart Association - The Ugly Truth About Vaping
St Elizabeth Healthcare - Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Education
Sadie the Science Lady Anti-Vaping Videos