Rapid Response to a Child Health Epidemic: CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette and JUUL Prevention Program

Rapid Response to a Child Health Epidemic: CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette and JUUL Prevention Program

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 3:00pm-4:00pm EST

Presented by Marcella Bianco, Program Director for the CATCH My Breath youth e-cigarette prevention program.

JUUL use has grown dramatically in recent months to become the most commonly used tobacco product by middle and high school students. Most e-cigarettes and ALL JUULs contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can harm adolescent brain development and has been associated with health and behavior problems. During this session, participants will be introduced to a best practices-based prevention program for middle and high school students and learn how schools across the U.S. are using CATCH My Breath to deliver e-cigarette and JUUL prevention education to their students. The program is being offered free to schools across the Nation thanks to CATCH’s funding partners at CVS Health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the upward trend in youth e-cigarette usage rates and what the current vaping devices (JUUL).
  • Describe the potential impact on students’ health and academic performance.
  • Participants will be able to discuss best practices in e-cigarette prevention education for providing accurate information, promoting literacy and teaching refusal skills to youth.

Webinar Resources:

ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar. Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.