Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses primarily on tobacco, here are links to the newest government campaign on teens and tobacco and other resources.

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Despite some promising signs that traditional cigarette use is decreasing among teenagers, unacceptably high numbers of youth continue to smoke, and recent studies show an alarming number of teens are trying e-cigarettes. NIDA’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey found that 16.6 percent of 12th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the prior month.


Read More About Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes

With new research finding that teens using e-cigarettes are likely to start smoking tobacco within the following year, we must be vigilant about educating teens on the health effects of tobacco and nicotine in all forms. If your community is interested in holding a tobacco-focused event or promotional activity for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, we have resources to assist you in planning your event.


NOTE: All resources are from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and available online only unless otherwise indicated.



Research and Statistics

Multimedia and Interactive Resources

A toxic mix: 7,000+ chemicals in cigarette smoke, More than 70 can cause cancer, That's a recipe for disaster. Explore some of the ingredients.

Materials, including fact sheets and campaign posters, can be ordered directly from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s “The Real Cost” campaign clearinghouse.

Orders must be placed by January 15 for guaranteed arrival.

Informational videos and digital media, including widgets for your website, are available through the Center for Tobacco Products Exchange Lab.

Additional Resources

Activity Ideas

Check out the images below to see what event organizers have been doing for NDAFW!

Need more ideas? Check out the Get Activity Ideas page, photos from past events on our Flickr page, and events on our View Events Map page.

2019 Registration is now closed but will reopen for NDAFW 2020 in August.