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

Complete Report

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Executive Summary

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


Image of SGR E-cigarettes and Youth website

A website has been developed to provide information about the SG Report, along with resources that make it easy to share key findings.


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