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Unintended Consequences: How Addiction, New Devices and Punitive Policies Continue to Harm Youth in the E-cigarette Epidemic

December 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the youth nicotine epidemic and its connection to behavioral health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey reports that 2 million U.S. middle and high school students use e-cigarettes during the pandemic. Tobacco, nicotine, and behavioral health are not stand-alone issues. Youth that experience mental illness are three times more likely to try e-cigarettes. A distinguished group of panelists will discuss the basis of addiction, current data trends on youth use, and best practice in school policy. Discover community resources and partners that can support youth who experience tobacco and nicotine dependence.

Learning objectives

          Following this panel, audience members will be able to describe the basis of addiction related to tobacco and nicotine use in youth

          Following this panel, audience members will be able to Identify popular nicotine products to take notice of in schools

          Following this panel, audience members will be able to explain best practice in school policy regarding e-cigarette product misconduct

Organizer

American Lung Association

Venue

Webinar/Web Conference
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