Attention: State and District Leaders, School Administrators, Educators, Student Support Personnel, Parents, and Education Stakeholders
The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to address hot topics that are on the top of educators’ minds. After sharing federal updates, the series features lessons learned and best practices from faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, and other places of educational instruction. It also shares a variety of useful resources.
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to join the next Lessons from the Field webinar, The Facts About Student Vaping and Approaches to Prevention.
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET
The vaping epidemic has reversed the decades long decline in tobacco use among youth. Marketing for e-cigarettes target young people with “fun” “kid-friendly” flavors and usage among youth has skyrocketed. In this webinar, experts shared data on vaping use among young people and the impact of vaping on their development and health. Then panelists discussed a variety of approaches that teach young people about the dangers of vaping via a range of strategies, including online curricula in health classes, alternatives to school suspensions for vaping and other tobacco infractions that focus on educating students on the risks, and creating full wraparound support that includes peer-support, community-support, prevention, intervention, and treatment. Check out the recording below to explore strategies you can implement in your school to prevent and reduce vaping among young people!
- Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Training Specialist, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE), Director of Training, Youth Catalytics
- Helen Hernandez, Assistant Director, Drug Free Communities, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
- Randi Tolstyk, Public Health Analyst, Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Dr. Ruben Baler, Health Scientist, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA)
- Lee Anne Dodge, Program Director, SoPo Unite (Drug Free Communities Coalition), ME
- Robert Ostbye, Statewide Policy Coordinator, Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, Florida Department of Health, FL
- Alexandra Parks, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Programs, Truth Initiative, DC
- Dr. Thomas Ylioja, Clinical Director, Health Initiatives, National Jewish Health, CO
- Kara Tierney, Social Worker, South Portland School District (ME)
- Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults (CDC)
- Vape-Free Schools Initiative (American Lung Association)
- Youth and Tobacco Use webpage (CDC)
- Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center (FDA, CTP)
- Info about Dabbing (NIH)
- SmokefreeTeen website (National Cancer Institute)
- This is Quitting (free and anonymous text messaging program from Truth Initiative)
- Cessation Resources webpage, including the Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Tobacco-Free District Model Policy: Model Policy, Administrative Rules, and Student Code of Conduct (American Heart Association)
- Student Commercial Tobacco Use in Schools: Alternative Measures (The Public Health Law Center)
- South Portland High School Policy Violation Process (South Portland High School)
- Resources for Promoting Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Among Youth (Media Network)
- FY23 Educator Tobacco Prevention Flyer
- FY23 Nurse Tobacco Prevention Flyer
- FY23 Youth Tobacco Prevention Flyer
Please contact NCSSLE if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing this information with you and hearing about the important work you are doing in your schools, communities, and states to meet the needs of students and staff.
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