Fairfield CARES Community Vaping Postcards
Fairfield CARES Community Coalition launched an updated post card campaign to educate families with children in grades 6-12 about vaping. Use these digital versions as a conversation starter with your child.
Let's Mention Prevention - Vaping
Download the 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.
The Tobacco 21 law increased the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in Connecticut from 18 to 21 years of age. The bill can be viewed here.
The HUB CT maintains a comprehensive and current prevention/cessation resource page on Vaping/Nicotine.
To talk with your kids/teens about vaping, download the guide from the Partnership to End Drug Addiction: https://drugfree.org/parent-blog/how-to-talk-with-your-kids-about-vaping-guide
Do you want to know how much you know about the prevention of tobacco sales to anyone under the age of 21? Take this online tutorial/quiz and find out.
The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has a web-page dedicated to e-cigarettes/vapor, and the Connecticut Police Chief Association maintains a related website.
Click here for CT State Tobacco/Nicotine Notice Signs and here for a CT State Law Quick Reference Card.
Watch this webinar on E-Cigarette Cessation among Adolescents: Lessons learned from Adolescent Tobacco Cessation given by the New England PTTC
Watch this video with the lived experience of one young man's journey to recovery from EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury, defined by CDC)
Watch this video for a recording of the multi Community Vaping Forum held on October 3rd, 2019:
Visit this link for a News12CT report on the Forum of Youth Vaping Prevention and Education held in Fairfield on November 7th, 2019 and the video below for a recording of the forum:
To see a full resolution pdf of this Brief History of E-Cigarettes compiled by FCD Prevention Works, click on the image.
Additional resources for tobacco/vaping cessation: