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Preventing Youth Vaping (Series) Part 1: The Extent and Risk Factors for Youth Vaping

1:00pm - December 2, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Collaborating TTC: Central East MHTTC
Registration Deadline: January 12, 2021
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This webinar will examine data on the rise and scope of vaping, and how it contrasts with previous tobacco and marijuana use data. It will examine the known risk factors that contributed to this rise, such as ease of availability, low perceptions of harm, and lack of environmental strategies to prevent use. The webinar will also discuss the issue and current status of acute lung injuries caused by vaping. This webinar is an update to the Preventing Youth Vaping Part I webinar that was offered on June 25, 2020.


Josh Esrick, MPP
is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.

Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Master’s of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of youth vaping as a prevention priority
  • Explore prevalence data on vaping, tobacco, and marijuana product use 
  • Discuss known risk factors for vaping use
  • Identify areas where further research is required


Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC

This event is provided in collaboration by the Central East PTTC, the Central East MHTTC and the Central East ATTC.