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Vaping Toolkit: Let’s clear the air about vaping.

By on November 21, 2019 in Articles

Learn what vaping is and important facts to help you know how to keep youth healthy. Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving organizations play a vital role in delaying and preventing youth using e-cigarettes and vapes. The resources provided in the Tool Kit offer education and ways to address the issue.

The topic of youth vaping is being reported on every day – and it’s no surprise why. 1 in 5 youth report current e-cigarette use. Between 2017 and 2018, there was a 50% increase in middle school aged youth. In that same time period, there was an 80% increase in high school-aged youth using e-cigarettes. The Barnstable County Department of Human Services has created this toolkit to provide a centralized resources for parents, and caregivers who want to become more educated and better equipped to take the action that is necessary for their child’s well-being.

The Toolkit consists of 4 sections:

  • General Information on Vaping
  • Information for Schools
  • Information for Parents
  • Information for Youth

Link to Toolkit: https://www.mychoicematters.net/vaping-toolkit/ to learn more about MyChoiceMatters visit www.mychoicematters.net.

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