FDA Expands Work with Scholastic with Launch of New Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Educational Resources for Teens

Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Published Online: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Scholastic, the children’s publishing and media company, is working with the FDA to develop new youth e-cigarette prevention resources for schools and have launched the first resources for middle school students.
According to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 5 million U.S. middle and high school students are current e-cigarette users. With this information, the FDA suggests that teachers educating their students about the health consequences of e-cigarettes will make students less likely to vape.
The new resources include lesson plans, activity sheets, parent take-home sheets, infographics, and youth addiction and cessation resources. More than 1 million educators will be sent these resources across the nation, which will help them start conversations and share facts with students about the dangers of youth e-cigarette use.
The FDA has previously launched “The Real Cost” Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign in September 2018 to reach the millions of youth who have ever used e-cigarettes. In addition, the FDA has begun to hold retailers and manufacturers accountable for marketing and sales practices regarding the appeal of e-cigarettes.
Additional FDA and Scholastic resources are in development and are expected to be available in Spring 2020.
Study: e-Cigarette Use High Among Adolescents in the United States, 2019
FDA in brief: FDA expands work with Scholastic with launch of new youth e-cigarette prevention educational resources for middle and high schools [news release]. Silver Spring, MD; FDA: November 14, 2019. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-brief/fda-brief-fda-expands-work-scholastic-launch-new-youth-e-cigarette-prevention-educational-resources?utm_campaign=111419_FIB_FDA%20expands%20collaboration%20with%20Scholastic&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua. Accessed November 14, 2019.

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