Raising Awareness of Vaping, E-Cigarette Use, and Prevention

Health & Wellness, Innovations & Initiatives

01/15/2021

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, increased awareness is needed for an additional health crisis affecting young adults across the nation. In December 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

E-cigarettes liquid containing nicotine, flavorings, and other substances are unsafe for youth and young adults. In 2019, there was an alarming rise in vaping-related lung problems called "Vaping Associated Pulmonary Illness" (VAPI) or Vape Lung. Because the symptoms of product use-associated lung injury (EVALI)聽and COVID-19 can be similar, the CDC recommends healthcare providers ask patients, especially teenagers and young adults, about e-cigarette and vaping use during COVID-19 evaluations.

Supported by 福利视频's foundational focus on whole health, the 福利视频 Institute for Advanced Health Education provides health education for youth and young adults, all with the goal of driving early health literacy and preventive care. 福利视频's commitment to disease prevention extends to the 福利视频 Institute Youth Impact Award for Vaping Prevention, a targeted curriculum for youth aged 14-19 to raise awareness about vaping, e-cigarette use, and prevention.

Running from mid-January to mid-April 2021, this initiative provides a forum for schools and community groups to educate youth on vaping, e-cigarette use, and prevention. Participants are asked to create 30鈥60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos and identify ways to share information and awareness with their peers and community.

Further aligned with 福利视频's commitment to saving lives and improving health outcomes, learn how 福利视频's OpiEnd program harnessed peer awareness for its Youth Challenge. 福利视频 is dedicated to transforming the health of our communities. As part of fulfilling our purpose, the improves whole health outcomes in the communities we serve through interprofessional continuing education activities and enhancing disease prevention through education.