The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new national ad campaign called “Protect Young People from E-Cigarettes” to educate staff working in education settings about the risks of youth e-cigarette use. Additional information and resources are also available for partners to share. Social media assets are available for download in the Media Campaign Resource Center (MCRC).
In December 2020, the federal government passed a spending and relief package that contained legislation that changed existing laws covering delivery sales and shipments of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes. Read more on the changes in a resource from the Public Health Law Center.
A series of data sources were collected and reviewed in a study published in the Cochrane Database of Systemic Review. The study provides evidence that mental health does not worsen as a result of quitting smoking and also shows some evidence that smoking cessation is associated with improvements in mental health.
Remember: Quitting smoking has health benefits at any age, no matter how long or how much a person has smoked.
Additional information and resources on the health benefits of quitting smoking at any age are available from CDC.
Some Smoking Cessation: Fast Facts are also available to support communication outreach efforts.