Texas Public Health Association Annual Education Conference

March 5th, 2018 – March 7th, 2018
Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Avenue
Waco, TX

Building a Youth E-cigarette Prevention Community of Excellence in Central Texas

Tuesday, March 6 from 9:45AM- 10:15AM
Cassie Davis, CATCH My Breath E-cigarette Prevention Program Graduate Assistant

E-cigarette use among U.S. youth has increased rapidly in recent years to become the most commonly used tobacco product by middle and high school students. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can harm adolescent brain development. In response to this growing public health threat, the CATCH Global Foundation is collaborating with local partners to create a Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Community of Excellence in Central Texas. Over two years, 50 schools in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays, and Caldwell Counties will receive training, curriculum, and other resources to prevent e-cigarette use among approximately 25,000 6-12th grade students. This presentation will describe the CATCH My Breath (CMB) Youth E-cigarette Prevention Program collaborative model and present initial findings on the program’s impact on e-cigarette related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior.

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