Washington AHPERD

October 12th, 2018 – October 13th, 2018 , 9:00 AM
Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program

Saturday, October 13 • 9:00-9:50 AM
Patricia Stepaniuk
, CATCH My Breath Program Assistant, CATCH Global Foundation

JUUL use has grown dramatically in recent months to become the most commonly used tobacco product by middle and high school students. Most e-cigarettes and ALL JUULs contain nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can harm adolescent brain development and has been associated with health and behavior problems. CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program (CMB) includes a best-practices based curriculum for middle and high schools. Created by researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health, CMB is based on a Social Cognitive Theory model of prevention and aligns with National Health Education Standards. The 4-lesson program uses peer facilitators to guide classroom activities that increase students’ knowledge, motivations to abstain from e-cigarettes including JUUL and build skills for resisting peer and media influences. The Program is being offered for free thanks to CVS Health as part of their Be The First Campaign. During this session, participants will be introduced to a best practices-based prevention program for middle and high school students and learn how schools across the U.S. are using CATCH My Breath to deliver e-cigarette and JUUL prevention education to their students.

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