Vaping Facts

Mr. Jacobs is ourSubstance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Specialist Counselor (SAPIS).  Mr. Jacobs is located in room 214B.

Guidance on Electronic  Cigarettes and Vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), as well as state and local health departments are investigating an outbreak of severe lung disease associated with e-cigarette use. The CDC has identified more than 500 possible cases, including 16 cases in New York City. While the investigation is ongoing, you should share this information with your students, staff and families 


You can order copies of the “E-cigarettes Health Bulletin” and the “Teens and Vaping” fact sheet for your school by calling 311. Tobacco and other drug-use prevention is a key component of comprehensive health education lessons required by the New York State Education Department in elementary, middle and high school. This instruction provides students with knowledge and skills that can change behaviors around tobacco and other drug use. Use and possession of e-cigarettes are prohibited according to the DOE discipline code. Please review additional information and resources on local e-cigarette policies, health, and safety.


If your school is approached by e-cigarette industry-sponsored prevention programs, such as prevention programs from JUUL, you should not accept these offers. The CDC and DOHMH have warned that tobacco industry-sponsored school-based prevention programs are ineffective and may even promote tobacco use among youth.


For questions or additional information on DOE tobacco policies, please reach out to your health director. For questions and guidance on DOE-recommended curricula, professional learning opportunities and instructional support for health education, email

Additional Resources

Article in regard to the dangers of Vaping - CLICK HERE

Lisa Evers interview in regard to e-cigarettes - CLICK HERE

Smart Approaches of Marijuana - CLICK HERE