Vaping prevention activities at Spokane Regional Health District are part of the agency’s Tobacco, Vaping, and Marijuana Prevention Program. Specific to vaping devices, the program works to:
Staff also provide education about applicable laws and policies specific to Spokane County.
The work of this program is important because vaping is newer to the market
and is still somewhat unregulated. Vaping poses a public health threat due to
this limited regulation, risk of poisoning from liquid nicotine, potential
injury from explosions of the devices, secondhand vapor exposure, and likelihood
of addiction to liquid nicotine.
Vaping prevention activities are funded by Washington State Department of Health’s Youth Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Account and its Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Fund, as well as local funds.