Vaping is rampant among Delaware students. Combat it with this toolkit.

A startling 82% of Delaware high school students who use tobacco products vape.

Nearly half of them (49%) use e-cigarettes (vape) only. One-third of them also use other tobacco products. That means only 18% of students who use tobacco do not use e-cigarettes. Surprisingly, over half of e-cigarette users in middle and high school have never tried smoking conventional cigarettes.*

Delaware HS Students Who Use Tobacco Products; Vape Only: 49%, Vape and Other Tobacco: 33%, Don't Vape (Smoke or other): 18%
For the most up-to-date information on vaping-related lung injury, visit the CDC EVALI site .

Use the information throughout this site as well as on our social media calendar to provide your school with the resources and information it needs to fight the vaping epidemic

*Source, 2018 Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey

Vaping 101: A primer on the dangers.

Check out the fact sheets about e-cigarettes: what they are, how they became a youth crisis, their risks and harmful effects, the 10 important warning signs of student vaping, and more.

  • Vaping Overview

    This informative sheet reveals what e-cigarettes look like, how they work, their nicotine content, brands to be on the lookout for, and more.

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  • Effects of Vaping

    Learn the signs and symptoms of e-cigarette use, how nicotine affects adolescent brains, and the dangerous differences between regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

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    (PDF, 918KB)

  • THC Use and Lung Injuries

    Learn about the thousands of vaping-related lung injuries as well as multiple deaths nationwide (including one in Delaware), as reported by the CDC.

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    (PDF, 801KB)

  • Signs of Vaping

    Learn to recognize the 10 telltale signs of student vaping, from dry mouth, scented breath, and severe coughs to suspicious batteries, wires, and more.

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Materials folder

This pocket folder contains vaping-related materials — fact sheets, posters, mirror clings, and more — for schools to use to make students aware of the very real health risks of vaping and how to quit. If your school did not already receive its materials in the mail, or if you'd like additional materials, you can click the link below to get them for free.

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Educational resources

Here you can find downloadable lesson plans, activities, and anti-vaping programs from leading educational and health organizations. Most lessons are free, and one can be accessed at no cost by calling 302-744-1010.

True or false?

Some e-cigarettes are safe for youth.

Check out our Vaping Information PowerPoint to see how well you know the youth risks of vaping. This is an educational tool you can download and use for free to help spread awareness.

Students want to quit. You want to help.

Cessation options to help teens quit vaping.

Nicotine exposure during adolescence, a critical period for brain development, can cause addiction and harm the developing brain. Many vape pods can deliver the nicotine equivalent of 20 regular cigarettes. Fortunately, Delaware has a dedicated 24/7 resource that e-cigarette users, now as young as age 13, can use to find the support they need to quit successfully.

It’s free. It’s confidential. No one has to know. It’s the right call to make for any student or educator who vapes or smokes. The Delaware Quitline offers invaluable support, resources, and personal encouragement to anyone wanting to quit vaping, smoking, or other tobacco products.

Cessation Fact Sheet

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Recursos adicionales

Here you’ll find a variety of informative fact sheets, presentations, and websites dedicated to making people aware of the health risks and dangers of vaping. Just choose your category and start exploring.

  • CDC.gov Quick Facts

    The CDC has a webpage about e-cigarettes that provides general information as well as resources for:

    • Parents
    • Educators
    • Proveedores de atención médica
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  • CDC.gov: E-Cigarette or Vaping Products Visual Dictionary

    See and learn about the different generations of vape devices, as well as user terminology and substances like e-liquids, synthetic cannabinoids, and CBD oil. Good information for:

    • Parents
    • Educators
    • Proveedores de atención médica
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  • Surgeon General E-Cigarette Info

    Get the facts on why e-cigarettes and young people don’t mix, how nicotine affects young brains, the dangerous student trends in middle schools and high schools, and much more. Site is designed for:

    • Parents
    • Educators
    • Proveedores de atención médica
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  • FDA Real Cost Campaign

    “The Real Cost” campaign website and social media channels are intended for one target audience: youth ages 12-17.

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  • CDC.gov

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading authority on e-cigarettes and vape devices.

  • Model school policies.

    Here you will find a comprehensive model policy that your school and school district may adopt. The policy was prepared by the Public Health Law Center in order to promote an environment free of commercial tobacco in primary and secondary schools.

    Public Health Law Center policy

    The American Lung Association also offers a school policy document regarding the establishment of a tobacco-free campus. You can download and adapt the document for use by your own school.

    American Lung Association policy
  • SAMHSA Guide on Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

    This guide is targeted at school administrators, community leaders, educators, parents, and policy makers. It informs them about the rising rates of vaping among youth and discusses effective programs and policies to prevent vaping, challenges to reducing e-cigarette use and vaping, and program and policy implementation strategies that can be used to address those challenges.

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  • Enforcement from DATE (Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement)

    Here are specific enforcement and violation recommendations your school can follow with regard to first-time and repeat offenders — whether student or staff member—who smoke or vape in or around your school.

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  • Surgeon General Tip Sheet

    Very helpful information here for concerned parents, from tips on how to broach the subject of teen smoking or vaping to preparing themselves with the facts prior to beginning the conversation to how to keep the discussion open and ongoing.

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  • CDC.gov

    These fact-filled and visually descriptive PDFs help parents recognize vaping devices their children may be using or hiding, as well as the chemicals and materials that vape juices contain, and provide advice on how to talk candidly about the dangers of vaping.

  • Nemours E-Cigarette Facts for Parents

    Learn how e-cigarettes work, the negative health effects of vaping on children, their risk of addiction, and how you can help your child to successfully quit vaping.

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  • The Vape Talk

    More than 5,700 kids start vaping every day. Here’s what to say and show, in order to get your child to stop. This potentially lifesaving presentation is courtesy of the American Lung Association.

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  • Talk Vaping with Your Teen

    Educate yourself about the dangers e-cigarettes pose to young users. Learn skills to support and engage with teens who vape, as well as steps you can take to ensure an effective conversation. Plus, learn stress-management techniques to support yourself as a concerned parent.

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  • SAMHSA Guide on Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

    This guide is targeted at school administrators, community leaders, educators, parents, and policy makers. It informs them about the rising rates of vaping among youth and discusses effective programs and policies to prevent vaping, challenges to reducing e-cigarette use and vaping, and program and policy implementation strategies that can be used to address those challenges.

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  • Surgeon General Health Care Provider Conversation Card

    This presentation for pediatricians and health care providers for adolescent patients provides many persuasive talking points about the very real risks of vaping, including young people’s higher propensity for nicotine addiction, the dangerous chemicals in e-cigarettes, and more.

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  • CDC.gov

    These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal virtually everything health care providers need to know about e-cigarettes and their impact on young patients, including what they look like, how they work, how many youth have become addicted, and the harm they do to adolescent brains.

  • SAMHSA Guide on Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

    This guide is targeted at school administrators, community leaders, educators, parents, and policy makers. It informs them about the rising rates of vaping among youth and discusses effective programs and policies to prevent vaping, challenges to reducing e-cigarette use and vaping, and program and policy implementation strategies that can be used to address those challenges.

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  • The Dirty Truth

    This website, sponsored by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, provides kids with eye-opening information on what’s really in their vape pod juice or e-cigarettes. There’s also a news section and a TV commercial showing the devious way addictive nicotine finds its way into young peoples’ lungs.

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  • Kick Butts Generation

    Now there’s an organized group of Delaware teens who are taking back their lives from tobacco and nicotine. This site for today’s new generation hosts inspiring thoughts, good information, interactive games, quitting programs, events, and more.

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  • Nemours E-Cigarette Info for Teens

    This site brings a unique teen perspective to the national epidemic of vaping. From its effect on their health and how e-cigarettes work to how vape marketers target young people, learn how nicotine addiction can happen and how teens can get help to quit.

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  • American Lung Association Cessation Resources for Youth

    Are you a student or teen who is serious about quitting tobacco or vaping? This website is serious about helping you, with proven nicotine cessation programs, including N-O-T (Not on Tobacco) and IN-DEPTH, that walk you step-by-step through the process, explain what to expect, and more.

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  • Truth Initiative: This Is Quitting

    Quitting smoking or vaping is a journey no teen should take alone. This Is Quitting is the first-ever text-to-quit vaping service to help you deal with the cravings and slip-ups of quitting. It offers inspirational stories and motivational messaging from others who’ve been where you’ve been. We’re here for you.

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  • Truth: Ditch Juul

    Another link to the This Is Quitting text-to-quit service, this site is available to teens 24/7. It will send you tips, tricks, and encouragement to deal with the stress, anxiety, and cravings of quitting. You can do this. We can help.

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  • Nemours Teens Health: Uso de cigarrillos electrónicos

    This site brings a unique teen perspective to the national epidemic of vaping. From its effect on their health and how e-cigarettes work to how vape marketers target young people, learn how nicotine addiction can happen and how teens can get help to quit.

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