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Thursday, February 24 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Stop Vaping Before it Starts: What Teachers Need to Know

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Alberta Health Services health professionals will discuss vaping and tobacco use amongst youth. Additionally, this session will introduce two school based vaping and tobacco prevention programs which meet the Alberta Program of Studies.
Participants will learn:
 Trends in and prevalence of tobacco and vaping use for school aged youth;
 Components of an effective prevention program;
 How to implement two prevention programs created by Alberta Health Services and partners;
- The Academy of Tobacco Prevention (grades 4 – 6 program)
- GeminAI Rising (grades 7 – 9 program)
 Evaluation results for The Academy for Tobacco Prevention;
 Best Practices for tobacco and like-substance related school based initiatives, including e-cigarettes and vaping.
 A summary of available on-line resources for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to prevent and reduce nicotine use by young people.


Martin McSween


Thursday February 24, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Zoom 34