Tobacco & Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program

TOGETHER! for Youth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing prevention services to Chelan & Douglas County youth.

TOGETHER! for Youth is a member of the North Central Region program that focuses on:

  • Eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke and electronic cigarette/vape emissions
  • Reducing Tobacco-Related Disparities
  • Promoting and Supporting Tobacco Cessation
  • Preventing Initiation Among Youth and Young Adults
  • Decision-Maker Outreach and Education
  • Health Communications

The Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

Materials for educators, administrators, parents/guardians, and anyone who works with youth

American Heart Association’s Tobacco-Free Schools Toolkit

Link to the Refusal skills lesson plan



Cessation Resources

Washington State Quit Lines

  • English | 1-800-QUI-TNOW | 1-800-784-8669
  • Spanish | 1-877-2NO-FUME | 1-877-266-3863
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing | 1-877-777-6534

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Best practice in tobacco cessation interventions can be found here:

Providers may also draw on these resources to help patients quit:

Additional Resources

Smoke-Free Environments

Smoke- and tobacco-free environments help protect individuals from secondhand and thirdhand smoke. They also make it easier for people to quit and support those who have quit by eliminating potential triggers.

Report a Violation
Federal: (US Food and Drug Administration) Report a violation if you see:

  • Secondhand smoke exposure near you
  • Illegal underage sales
  • Smoking/vaping in public places or the workplace
  • If you believe the law is being violated

Washington State:

Click here to report:

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What is vaping?

  • Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor from a device. The device is filled with vape liquid, it heats up, the liquid is vaporized into millions of tiny droplets, and then inhaled.
  • Vaping devices can be used to consume any liquid, including liquid THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Users can also create their own e-juice. Since the aerosol produced from a vaping device is usually odorless and evaporates quickly, it is impossible to know what product is being used in a vaping device, thus exposing bystanders to unknown substances and particulates.
  • Commonly perceived as a healthier or safer option than traditional cigarettes, there are unique health risks associated with vaping devices and research is currently being performed to look at the potential long-term effects of vaping device use.

Types of vaping devices

  • E-Cigarette:This first generation of vaping devices often has a similar appearance to that of a cigarette. They come in both disposable and rechargeable forms. They can emit a light that resembles the burning of tobacco when the user puffs from it. They also tend to be the least expensive of the vaping devices.
  • Vape or vaporizer pens:The second generation of vaping devices resembles the shape of a pen and comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Like e-cigarettes, there are disposable and rechargeable devices and most are refillable.
  • Mechanical Modified Nicotine Delivery Systems (MODs):MODs are larger in shape and size. MODs consist of many customizable parts that allow users to individualize the device. MODs are rechargeable or have replaceable batteries and typically hold more liquid for vaping. MODs are the most expensive type of device with some setups costing hundreds of dollars.
  • Vapor products are also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

What’s in the liquid? 

  • The liquid, know as e-liquid, e-juice, nic- juice, smoke juice, smoke oil, or vape juice, comes in a variety of flavors (over 7,000) that can appeal to adults and youth alike. This liquid typically contains nicotine as well as many other chemicals that may be dangerous when atomized. But it’s not flavored air.
  • The liquid solution used in vaping devices is unregulated. There are no labeling requirements concerning any nicotine content and there are no packaging requirements to protect children from opening containers of the product. The liquid solution is often sold in bright and colorful packaging and is available in many flavors that appeal to children.

*All liquid nicotine products should be stored out of reach of children. If you suspect a person has been exposed to liquid nicotine, call the Washington Poison Center at 1.800.222.1222 or seek medical help immediately.


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