e-cigarettes

Use of E-cigarettes and Smoked Tobacco in Youth Aged 14–15 Years in New Zealand

Citation
Walker, N., Parag, V., Wong, S. F., Youdan, B., Broughton, B., Bullen, C., & Beaglehole, R. (2020). Use of e-cigarettes and smoked tobacco in youth aged 14–15 years in New Zealand: findings from repeated cross-sectional studies (2014–19). The Lancet Public Health.

Globally, the number of young people using e-cigarettes is rising. There is an ongoing debate as to whether vaping acts as a gateway for cigarette use later in life. The long term consequences remain unclear, and some argue we are seeing a new generation addicted to nicotine in a different form.

A recent study conducted in New Zealand has examined the latest trends in adolescent cigarette and e-cigarette use from 2014 to 2019.

Association between E-Cigarette Use and Depression in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016-2017

Citation
Obisesan OH, Mirbolouk M, Osei AD, et al. Association Between e-Cigarette Use and Depression in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(12):e1916800. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.16800
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Key Points

Question: What is the association between electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use and depression?

Teen E-Cigarette Use Doubles Since 2017

Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of 8th, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. The Monitoring the Future Survey analyses the drug and alcohol use and related attitudes among adolescent students in the US. The increase in e-cigarette use amongst young people is raising a concern about the potential lasting damage vaping can do

Cannabis Legalization, Tobacco Prevention Policies, and Cannabis Use in E-Cigarettes among Youth

Citation
Nicksic, N. E., Do, E. K., & Barnes, A. J. (2019). Cannabis legalization, tobacco prevention policies, and cannabis use in e-cigarettes among youth. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206(2020). doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107730
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With the rise in e-cigarette use among youth and the ease to conceal marijuana use in e-cigarettes, identifying an association between youth marijuana use in e-cigarettes and marijuana legalization policies has important public health implications considering the changing marijuana landscape and the harms of marijuana use on adolescent development.

Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019

Citation
Moritz ED, Zapata LB, Lekiachvili A, et al. Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 28 October 2019. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6843e1
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Summary

What is already known about this topic?

CDC and partners are investigating the ongoing outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI) in the United States, the District of Columbia, and one U.S. territory.

What is added by this report?

Single-session & Other Brief Interventions for Preventing Youth Alcohol, Marijuana, E-cigarette & Opioid Use

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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We recently presented a webinar on brief interventions for preventing youth substance use.  Because it was a completely filled session, I wanted to provide a description of the main points covered in the webinar for those who had not had an opportunity to attend it.    

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