Smoking/Vaping/Tobacco Cessation

The Maine AAP is working with the Maine Public Health Association, the Maine Lung Association, Heart Association and Cancer Action Network, Tobacco Free Kids, MaineHealth's Center for Tobacco Independence and others to reduce youth smoking, vaping and use of other nicotine products.

For the current legislative session, please refer to the following document for an overview of our focus:

MPHA Policy Overview November 2020 FINAL


Quit Your Way Toolkit - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/piui6diot1ghudr/AADKvQ_hjh1DHscuEL_np7nOa?dl=0

Vaping Toolkit - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k6j2ez0jbjnrabo/AACHswJH4iqGNx7YscQdUrYWa?dl=0

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Information on smoking and what you can do to help. Find out what states are doing to keep kids from smoking.

Center for Disease Control Tobacco Program

E-Cigarette Prevention Toolkit (revised 10-21) https://preventionforme.org/re...

Environmental Protection Agency

This site offers a wealth of information on helping families establish a smoke-free home.

Maine's Statewide Anti-Vaping Campaign

You can visit the website at: https://vapefreemaine.com/ . You can find assets for use in the digital toolkit

Teens can text MAINE to 88709 to get help with quitting – a feature brought forth by This is Quitting. Maine teens were filmed to be part of this anti-vape movement.

Resources provided by the BBCH

Public Health Information For Kids

CDC Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults (website)

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

Become a Smoke Free Teen

https://teen.smokefree.gov/ (website)

For Teens - Vaping: What You Need to Know (KidsHealth)

https://kidshealth.org/BarbaraBushChildrens/en/teens/e-cigarettes.html?ref=search

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https://truthinitiative.org/

Public Health Information For Adults (about kids)

E-cigarettes and Youth: Toolkit for Partners (pdf)

E-cigarettes and Youth: Toolkit for Partners pdf icon[PDF–13 MB]

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette use among youth

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/surgeon-general-advisory/index.html (website)

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf (pdf)

E-cigarettes Shaped Like Flash Drives: Information for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/factsheet/index.html (website)

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/factsheet/pdfs/e-cigarettes-usb-flash-p.pdf (pdf)

Teachers and Parents, That USB Stick Might Be an E-cigarette

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/teacher-parent/index.html (website)

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/teacher-parent/pdfs/parent-teacher-ecig-p.pdf (pdf)

Talk With Your Teen About E-cigarettes, A Tip Sheet for Parents

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

Basic information about e-cigarettes from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm

For Parents – Vaping: What You Need to Know (KidsHealth)

https://kidshealth.org/BarbaraBushChildrens/en/parents/e-cigarettes.html?ref=search

Public Health Information - Vaping-associated Lung Injury

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

NEJM - Pulmonary Illness Related to E-Cigarette Use in Illinois and Wisconsin – Preliminary Report

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1911614

NEJM – Vaping-Induced Lung Injury (editorial)

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe1912032?query=recirc_curatedRelated_article

NEJM - Imaging of Vaping-Associated Lung Disease

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1911995?query=recirc_curatedRelated_article

General Media Articles

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New $160 Million Program to End the Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic

https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press-releases/2019_09_10_fightflavoredecigs

From The New York Times: The Mysterious Vaping Illness That’s ‘Becoming an Epidemic’

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/31/health/vaping-marijuana-ecigarettes-sickness.html

From Forbes: Teen Vaping Crisis – here is the latest

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2019/09/13/teen-vaping-crisis-here-is-the-latest-from-bloomberg-and-the-fda/#1f54d0ac60b3

From Axios: How marijuana laws may be contributing to vaping illnesses

https://www.axios.com/marijuana-thc-vaping-illness-juul-cbdcd300-a7c8-42f5-8e2e-254b0894ce0e.html

From Axios: 20 dead from vaping-related lung illness

https://www.axios.com/dead-vaping-lung-illness-b6af29af-0078-44f8-ae87-5ecfcf12b3a4.html