E-Cigarettes and Vaping

The emergence of novel tobacco products, such as electronic-cigarettes ("e-cigarettes") and other vaping devices, presents new challenges to state public health agencies. ASTHO has compiled e-cigarette and vaping resources to assist officials with messaging and to share information regarding emerging trends in this area, such as the ongoing pulmonary illnesses and the youth vaping epidemic.

Featured resources are available below. All resources are available in ASTHO’s E-cigarettes and Vaping Resources Library, a searchable database that includes articles, media stories, factsheets, legislation, litigation, and other materials related to e-cigarettes and vaping.

Press Statements

ASTHO issued press statements regarding the pulmonary outbreak and the Trump Administration's decision to halt the sales of flavored e-cigarettes. State and territorial health officials are welcome to use the language from the below press releases in their own communications with the public, media, and policymakers:

State Vaping Emergency Orders, Rules, and Recommendations

These documents are emergency orders, rules, and recommendations that states are using to address the pulmonary illnesses:

New York



Response to Federal Regulation

Last year, ASTHO submitted the comments below to federal register notices about regulating flavors and nicotine levels in tobacco products.

Vaping Litigation