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2016 Surgeon General's Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General is the first report issued by a Federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on our nation's young people. It is the 33rd Report of the Surgeon General on tobacco.

Complete Report

Executive Summary

This summarizes the major content of the report, including overall and chapter specific conclusions, as well as a call to action.


Website

Image of SGR E-cigarettes and Youth website

This website is the primary source for information about the Surgeon General’s Report and its key findings. It includes information about the risks of e-cigarette use among young people for parents, teachers, coaches, health care providers, and others who influence youth and young adults.


Video

PSA of E-cigarettes and Youth.

PSA [YouTube video]: Any Volunteers? The Risk of E-cigarettes for Youth and Young Adults Science shows that nicotine can harm teens’ developing brains. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, a common ingredient in most electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This video from the U.S. Surgeon General advises parents to "Know the Risks," and highlights how e-cigarettes have the potential to cause lasting harm to the health of young users, especially their brain development, which continues until age 25.


Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: This fact sheet [PDF–114 KB] has been created for public health practitioners and others. It provides an overview of the key findings and messages from the report in an at-a-glance format.


Parent Tip Sheet

Parent Tip Sheet: A tip sheet [PDF–5.20 MB] for parents to help them talk to their teens about the potential health risks of e-cigarettes.


Press Release

Press Release: Surgeon General Reports Youth and Young Adult E-Cigarette Use Poses a Significant and Avoidable Public Health Threat


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