Webinar: E-cigarettes and vaping: The mechanics of use, risk to youth, and prevention efforts
This webinar will introduce the mechanics of e-cigarette/vape/Juul use, reasons why youth and adults use them, the risks that e-cigarette poses for youth, and ongoing prevention efforts in the state of Washington. Participants will learn about how e-cigarettes/vapes/Juuls work and how they differ from combustible cigarettes. Presenters will share possible risks that e-cigarettes/vapes/Juuls pose for youth along with how e-cigarettes/vapes/Juuls may be used by adults to quit combustible cigarette use. Participants will also learn about existing efforts to prevent youth e-cigarette/vape/Juuls use.
- Marina Epstein is a Research Scientist at the Social Development Research Group. Her research on e-cigarettes focuses on the interplay between e-cigarette and combustible cigarette use among youth and adults and on identifying targets for prevention.
- Liz Wilhelm is the Prevention Works in Seattle (WINS) Coalition Coordinator and co-designer and trainer of the Washington State E-Cigs: Finding the Truth Among the Vapors Training of Trainers.