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Dear Colleagues,

As kids prepare to return to school this year, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has developed new content for parents and other youth influencers (e.g., teachers, coaches, faith leaders, health care providers) to provide them with accurate and up–to–date information about the risks of e-cigarettes among young people. These materials specifically focus on e-cigarettes that are shaped like USB flash drives, including JUUL, which are growing in popularity among school–aged kids.

Please take a moment to review this email and learn more about these new resources and how you can help share this important information.

Key Messages

• E-cigarettes contain nicotine and come in many shapes and sizes.

• Students are using new e–cigarette devices shaped like USB flash drives.

• E-cigarette use among young people is unsafe.

• Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25.

Spread the Word

• Syndicate the new web content “Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults.” Visit the Public Health Media Library and enter your email and the URL to add this new information on your own website.

• Share the new feature article, “Keep Kids E–Cigarette Free.” This feature will be published on on August 20th.

Engage With Us On Social Media

• Like, share, or retweet our new interactive, creative content on Facebook and Twitter.

• Be on the lookout for our new Instagram story in mid–September.

• Share the “Any Volunteers? The Risk of E–Cigarettes for Young People” video on your social media channels or embed the video on your website.

Promote Our Digital Resources

You can find additional resources and materials for parents, teachers, and others who reach youth and young adults. Click each thumbnail below to preview and download.

Learn More

Know the Risks: E–Cigarettes and Young People

Parent Tip Sheet

Share Spanish Language Content

Many of our digital resources are also available in Spanish, including:

De vuelta a la escuela sin cigarrillos electrónicos

Know the Risks: E–Cigarettes and Young People

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent Tip Sheet

We hope these resources will help inform your efforts to raise awareness about the risks of e–cigarette use among young people. Please consider forwarding this article to members of your own listserv. If you have additional questions, please contact

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health

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