In December 2016, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report titled “E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults. This is the first report to be issued by the Federal Government that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of e-cigarettes and the impact of these products on young people. The report focuses on the history, epidemiology, and health effects of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults.
To learn more about the report, key findings, and helpful information from the Office of the U.S Surgeon General, click here.
Share the findings
These additional materials have been designed for sharing with partners and general audiences, including parents and other adult influencers who can help share key findings with youth and young adults.
- Microsite: A website, e-Cigarettes.SurgeonGeneral.gov, is available with information on the report, along with resources that make it easy to share key findings, for instance:
- Public Service Announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qtXtBc6Akc
- Tip Sheet for Parents: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf
- Web Banner: Embed this banner, which links directly to the microsite, on your website, in social media posts and in e-blasts. You can find the banner at the bottom of this page: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/e-cigarettes/index.htm
Sample Social Media Posts
Use these tweets and posts to share the report’s findings and point to resources via your social media channels. Attached are optimized social media images that have been sized for each social media channel. Please share these images along with these social media posts found below.
- Fact: E-cigarette use poses a health risk to young people. Know the risks & take action at e-Cigarettes.SurgeonGeneral.gov
- Know the risks of e-cigarette use among youth and young adults and take action to reduce this public health threat to our nation’s young people. New @USSurgeonGeneral’s report and key findings at e-Cigarettes.SurgeonGeneral.gov
- Nicotine exposure during adolescence can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain. Get the facts from new @USSurgeonGeneral’s report to help protect our nation’s youth.
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