Event Type: Webinar
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May 25, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm
At your computer/device
The Vaping Phenomenon – What It Is, Why It Happened, and What We Can Do About It
Global usage of e-cigarettes has risen exponentially since their introduction to the market in 2003, especially for the new pod-based products made popular by Juul. But studies indicate that these e-cigarettes are far from safe, and vaping has recently been linked to a disturbing number of severe lung illnesses and deaths.
This free noontime webinar will provide detailed information on e-cigarettes, nicotine levels in these products, addiction, and other health effects. The presentation will also explore reasons for adolescent use of these products, including flavors, appeal, marketing, perceived reduced harm, stress, anxiety, and depression, and misperceptions. After learning the health impacts, you will be given evidence-based resources that can be used to help prevent and reduce youth use of e-cigarettes, as well as advocacy efforts occurring in the US to reduce vaping use.
This webinar is only available at the scheduled date and time.
Presenter: Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a developmental psychologist and professor in the division of adolescent medicine in the department of pediatrics at Stanford University. She is also the founder and executive director of the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit and the Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit.
Class details are subject to change.
Spring quarter registration opens on March 16