Physician Assistant M.S.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Naser, Lisa


The prevalence of e-cigarette use in the United States is drastically rising, deeming vaping an epidemic. With the surge in the use of e-cigarettes, cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) are simultaneously increasing. The most common tobacco product used among adolescents are e-cigarettes, posing serious concerns regarding health consequences. Adolescents are unaware of the potential harmful effects of e-cigarette use, due to the lack of vaping education provided in high school curriculums.The purpose of this research project is to educate high school students about the harmful effects of e-cigarette use. The need for vaping education was identified at St. Francis High School. Therefore, this research project consists of a video PowerPoint presentation containing significance of e-cigarette use, the harmful effects of vaping, and tools for vaping cessation. The presentation is to be implemented into the health curriculum at St. Francis High School. The project could be further administered on a broader spectrum throughout additional high schools in order to reach more adolescents and provide essential health information to this population.

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Primary Care Commons