In this category, we have information about Tobacco - from cigarettes and other tobacco products, and also products that contain nicotine as well as e-cigarettes (also known as vaporizers). 

Although we have seen a decline in the use of cigarettes, and our youth know the dangers of smoking cigarettes, "Vaping" or "JUULing" is on the rise.
For a wealth of information in addition to what we have here, please visit Breathe NH's website.

March 15, 2018:

A conversation with Dr. Benjamin Chan, NH State Epidemiologist. Very informative video. Less than two minutes long, worth watching!

This video is real teens talking about vaping in 2016, before "JUULing" was prevalent. The video is only around 3 minutes long. Please watch: 

Real California teens talk about vaping (2016)

JUUL is an e-cigarette device
that is used with nicotine-containing JUULpods, which come in 8 flavors. JUUL has become increasingly popular and now represents the largest share of the e-cigarette market. A number of news outlets have documented its popularity in high schools and college campuses across the country. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NPR, USA Today). (February 2018)

"JUULing" - The Dangerous Trend Gaining Steam Among Teens - read the article here
(February 2018)

Resource List: Tobacco Prevention Materials 
(February 2018)

® My Breath Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program – Breathe NH is the NH champion for this program. They are connecting educators and those working with youth to this prevention curriculum. Designed for grades 6-12.

Youth Engagement Alliance For Tobacco Control

DrugFacts: Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes) - (provided by NIDA, revised May 2016)

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults - Fact Sheet from a report of the Surgeon General, December 2016.

Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People - Website based on the December 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's report on this topic. Very interactive and informative!

Smoking Causes One in 10 Deaths Worldwide
Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, this study shows, half of them in just four countries: China, India, the US and Russia. Researchers said mortality could rise further as tobacco companies aggressively target new markets, especially in the developing world.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Youth and Tobacco Use: Each day in the United States, more than 3,200 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers. Click on the link to read the entire report.

There's Not Always Smoke Where There's Fire - Parenting, NH, article from April 2017

Tobacco Addiction: 
We hope this Research Report will help readers understand the harmful effects of tobacco use and identify best practices for the prevention and treatment of tobacco addiction.