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Healthy Lamoille Valley presents a three part series on youth and young adult vaping prevention.  Free and open to the community, join us for all three parts or any individual session that interests you.  All sessions will be on Zoom.  Contact Alison Link, HLV Outreach and Policy Coordinator, for more information at alison@healthylamoillevalley.org.

Session 1:

Youth Vaping: what our coalition needs to know and what we can do about it

Join us at our next regular coalition meeting on January 5th from 6:00 to 7:00pm, ”Youth Vaping: what our coalition needs to know and what we can do about it,” featuring guest presenter Marcella Bianco, the Program Director for the CATCH My Breath youth e-cigarette prevention program.  We’ll cover what e-cigarettes are and why they’re a concern for Vermont youth, how the vaping epidemic got out of hand so quickly, laws and policies around youth vaping, and the relationship between vaping and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.  We will also launch the Tobacco Prevention Taskforce on Youth and Young Adult Vaping Prevention, look at the initiatives and campaigns we want to take on, and hear from local youth.  Please register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sfuygpzMqGdGtHxSKsXqcYtGpsUubqZau.

Session 2:

Youth Vaping Prevention: An In-Depth Presentation

January 19th from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  This is the 2nd of our 3 part series on youth and young adult vaping prevention, presenting a deeper dive into the youth vaping epidemic, data, industry, laws and policies, and what to look out for.  Including an overview of the links between vaping, lung health, and infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Cessation efforts and curriculum will also be discussed.  We invite youth and parents/caregivers to come together with school partners, medical professionals, law enforcement, and the general community to learn more about this issue and what can be done.  Please register in advance at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctdOuvqD0sHtQN9u1cOwjEBPHcdC6khs-TDownload the poster here.

Session 3:

CATCH My Breath Curriculum Training

Session 3 is a curriculum training for interested folks who want to learn more about CATCH My Breath for using in schools or just as parents.  Our trainer will be Marcella Bianco, the Program Director for the CATCH My Breath youth e-cigarette prevention program.  With over 16 years of experience working in tobacco prevention and control, Marcella is responsible for managing and disseminating the CATCH My Breath Program in states across the Nation.  This session will be in February with date and time based on participant availability.  Please contact Alison Link, alison@healthylamoillevalley.org if you are interested in this training.

Youth and Young Adult Vaping Prevention Task Force

Join us as we launch our Tobacco Prevention Taskforce on Youth and Young Adult Vaping Prevention to look at the initiatives and campaigns we want to take on in our local community.  All ages and backgrounds welcome.  The taskforce will:

  • Prioritize goals and action items around Lamoille Valley Youth and Young Adult Vaping Prevention and Cessation
  • Design and implement informational/educational initiatives
  • Design and implement media campaigns

Contact Alison Link, HLV Outreach and Policy Coordinator, for more information at alison@healthylamoillevalley.org.