Electronic cigarette use during middle school and high school has become an alarming public health concern. Educating youth about the risks of using e-cigarettes through a prevention program can be instrumental in curbing the growing numbers. Our Extension team implemented a prevention program, Escape Vapes, which adapted three Stanford University Tobacco Toolkit units. This study is an evaluation of the program that 1,347 youth in grades 5 through 12 completed. Results from the online retrospective post-pretest indicate that participation in the program significantly increased knowledge about e-cigarettes. Overall, the results indicate that Escape Vapes is an effective prevention program for increasing youths’ knowledge.
Duke, A. M.,
(2022). Helping Youth Escape Vapes: An Online Evaluation of a Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program.
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 10(3), 7.
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