Nicotine/Vaping Prevention 

Tobacco 21

The Tobacco 21 law increased the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Connecticut from 18 to 21 years of age. The bill can be viewed here

The HUB CT maintains a comprehensive and current prevention/cessation resource page on Vaping/Nicotine.

To talk with your kids/teens about vaping, download the guide from the Partnership to End Drug Addiction:

Do you want to know how much you know about the prevention of tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21? Take this online tutorial/quiz and find out.

The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has a web-page dedicated to e-cigarettes/vapor, and the Connecticut Police Chief Association maintains a related website.

Click here for CT State Tobacco/Nicotine Notice Signs and here for a CT State Law Quick Reference Card.

Below is a recording of a webinar presented in February 2021 by Tricia Dahl, a senior Research Assistant at Yale University School of Medicine. Since 2001, she has worked on a number of clinical trials in the area of adult and adolescent substance abuse. Ms. Dahl has been involved in researching the effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent behavior as part of Yale’s Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. Currently, the group is studying the influence of flavors, sweeteners and other constituents of tobacco products, use and abuse. 

Watch this webinar on E-Cigarette Cessation among Adolescents: Lessons learned from Adolescent Tobacco Cessation given by the New England PTTC

Watch this video with the lived experience of one young man's journey to recovery from EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury, defined by CDC)

Watch this video for a recording of the multi Community Vaping Forum held on October 3rd, 2019:

Visit this link for a News12CT report on the Forum of Youth Vaping Prevention and Education held in Fairfield on November 7th, 2019 and the video below for a recording of the forum:

To see a full resolution pdf of this Brief History of E-Cigarettes compiled by FCD Prevention Works, click on the image.

Other resources for tobacco/vaping cessation are: