Lecture Series for Parents and Professionals | Oct. 23

Oct 23



The Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Vaping, E-Cigarettes and Juuls

Adrianna Bravo, MD
Health Services, Medical Director
Episcopal High School
Alexandria, VA

Vaping was recently declared an epidemic by the US Surgeon General and, as many are recognizing first hand, it is a growing threat to our children. This risk, that nearly all adolescents now face, requires each of us to be educated about these nicotine (and illicit drug) delivery devices. We must be prepared to help prevent use by teens and support cessation efforts for those already experimenting with use of vapes. Dr. Bravo will provide a crash course in vapes and e-cigarettes, sharing the 10 most important things parents and educators ought to know. She will touch upon the increased pressures and risks these devices present for teens who also have anxiety, mood disorder or attention deficit profiles. The presentation will include slides, open dialogue, encouraging of questions, and hands on opportunity to become familiar with different vape devices in a show & tell style format. She will leave attendees with a summative handout that can serve as talking points for your own conversations with students.

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