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About This Event

According to the 2018 Annual Youth Survey, nearly 30 percent of 12th-graders in Indiana report using electronic vapor products in the last month, an increase of 45 percent over 2017 numbers. 

Hoosier youth health is threatened by the harmful effects of tobacco use. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth are sensitive to nicotine addiction and feel dependence earlier than adults. And, as the brain continues developing until age 25, adolescent use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine can harm the part of the brain responsible for mood, learning and impulse control. 

This presentation will help you gain understanding about: 

  • the different types of e-cigarettes, including Juul; 
  • what makes e-cigarettes appealing to kids; and   
  • the various health risks of youth usage of e-cigarettes. 

You will learn about specific actions you can take and gain access to resources that you can use in your work with youth to educate, prevent use, and help those who are addicted to quit. 

Speakers

  • Sally Petty

    Regional Program Director – Indiana State Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission

    Sally has worked in the field of tobacco control for 11 years, first as a local program coordinator and currently as a Regional Program Director for ISDH-TPC. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to local program coordinators and coalitions in southern Indiana. 

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