For Health Care Providers
Health care providers have an important role in addressing youth e-cigarette use. As a provider, you can take the following actions with your young patients and their parents about the harms of e-cigarette use by youth.
- Read the E-Cigarettes and Youth: What Health Care Providers Need to Know pdf icon[PDF – 975 KB] fact sheet to learn about e-cigarettes and the risks to youth.
- Screen for all tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, among youth and young adults.
- Use the Health Care Provider Conversation Card pdf icon[PDF–3.28 MB]external icon to educate patients to prevent initiation.
- For your young patients who use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, promote free resources that support quitting, such as the Truth Initiative® E-cigarette Quit Programexternal icon (Text QUIT to 202-804-9884), and the National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTeenexternal icon website.
Learn more about the risks of youth e-cigarette use at the CDC Office on Smoking and Health e-cigarette web pages.