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4/14/2021 - Fairfield CARES Vaping Updates

Fairfield CARES Community Vaping Updates

Let's Mention Prevention - Vaping

Download the updated guide from SAMHSA "Talk. They Hear You, Vaping" to help you start the conversation with your child. The locally developed Let's #MentionPrevention parent guide to talking with your kids about vaping and peer-to-peer youth discussion information graphics can be found here.

What You Need to Know About Vaping - Webinar

Below is a recording of a webinar with Tricia Dahl, a senior Research Assistant at Yale University School of Medicine. Since 2001, she has worked on a number of clinical trials in the area of adult and adolescent substance abuse. Ms. Dahl has been involved in researching the effects of e-cigarettes on adolescent behavior as part of Yale’s Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. Currently, the group is studying the influence of flavors, sweeteners and other constituents of tobacco products, use and abuse.

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network announces NEW PREVENTION -TOOL - "In the Air", a Graphic Medicine 

In the Air is a graphic medicine built to foster conversations with and among young people around vaping, choices about substance use, and social factors. This graphic novel-styled story of five teens going through high school incorporates behavioral science of substance misuse prevention with the stories, interest, and ideas of members of the Tobacco Free Rhode Island Youth Ambassadors. 
The novel has questions to help guide the discussion, a strong research base, and roots in risk and protective factors. Preview the first 15 pages here. To request a full pdf copy (anyone) or print copy (only if in the New England Region) at no charge, complete the order form. Learn more about the project here.

Fairfield CARES Community Vaping Postcards

Fairfield CARES Community Coalition launched a post card campaign to educate families with children in grades 6-12 about vaping. In case you did not receive yours in the mail, here are digital versions you can print out to use as a conversation starter with your child. To learn more, visit our page on Nicotine/Vaping Prevention.  

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