Communities are at the front line of navigating the rise in youth use of e-cigarettes, which some have termed a “Juul epidemic.” This webinar will describe the trends in youth use of Juul and other e-cigarette products, the public health harms of e-cigarette use, and the unique role schools play in addressing the epidemic. The Public Health Law Center will present the highlights of a model policy for K-12 schools and discuss the importance of ensuring youth use is addressed with approaches that effectively alleviate the addictive properties of nicotine in place of strictly punitive measures. The American Lung Association will provide an overview of its INDEPTH program – a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way.

This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below:

Webinar Slides (PDF)

Student Commercial Tobacco Use in Schools Alternative Measures (2019)

Commercial Tobacco-Free K-12 School Model Policy: Questions & Answers

Commercial Tobacco-Free K-12 School Model Policy

American Lung Association - INDEPTH Program Information


Michelle L. Mercure, American Lung Association
Jessica Grosz, Public Health Law Center
Natasha Phelps, Public Health Law Center