This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews vaping-related products, health impacts, and prevention efforts underway in Washington State.

Learning Objectives

  • Review recent data and trends on the youth vaping epidemic in Washington State.
  • Review the latest details of the national investigation into Vaping-Associated Lung Injury.
  • Consider executive and legislative actions, both nationally and in Washington State, for limiting youth and young adult access to vapor products.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community-based organizations working with youth


Kathy Lofy, MD, State Health Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Lacy Fehrenbach, MPH, CPH, Assistant Secretary for Prevention and Community Health, Washington State Department of Health

Discussion Questions

  1. Who are the major stakeholders affected by youth vaping?
  2. What are the best policy approaches for addressing the youth vaping epidemic?
  3. What other public health actions should Washington State take to address the Vaping-Associated Lung Injury outbreak?

Slides and Resources

Photo of the lower quarter of a man's face blowing out smoke, while he holds a vape pen.
Air Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PST
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills