Youth Vaping Prevention


The Youth Vaping Prevention Program aims to decrease and prevent vaping among students in 5th - 12th grades. The free program is available to schools, community centers, after-school programs and other youth groups.

Trained HCPH facilitators provide:

  • Education sessions detailing the dangers of vaping, how it affects the body and how to identify false marketing campaigns.
  • Strategies on how to resist peer pressure to vape.
  • Vaping cessation counseling for those who have become addicted to vaping.

To enroll, call 713-274-8546 or email [email protected]

The Youth Vaping Prevention Program utilize the CATCH My Breath curriculum developed by the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the UTHealth School of Public Health.

All about e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes or "vapes" as they are commonly known as are a form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System. These products use an internal battery to heat e-juice into an aerosol to be inhaled by users. Many vapes contain chemicals that can cause a negative impact on the users health.

What are the health effects of using e-cigarettes?
E-juice used in e-cigarettes and vapes can contain up to thousands toxic chemicals many of which are known to cause cancer. Common chemicals found in e-juice include formaldehyde, propylene glycol, diacetyl, acrolein, and nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical found in tobacco products. Nicotine is not safe for teens, young people, or pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.

Can e-cigarettes be used as a cessation method?
E-cigarettes and vapes have not been approved by the FDA as a cessation method for anyone interest in quitting tobacco use. Our program specialists can refer those interested in quitting tobacco use to the Texas Tobacco Quitline through our Tobacco Cessation resources.


Contact Us

Esther Gabay
[email protected]