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Vaping: Health Effects and Program Spotlight – CATCH My Breath

11:00am - December 5, 2019 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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Join us for a discussion of the health effects of vaping and strategies to combat it in the is two part webinar.  

In 2018, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students reported that they had “vaped” in the past 30 days, a substantial increase from the previous year. In this webinar, we outline exactly what E-cigarettes are, explore the youth vaping epidemic, and introduce CATCH My Breath as one possible solution. CATCH My Breath is a youth E-cigarette and Juul prevention program developed by the University of Texas Health Science Center. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of E-cigarettes, including JUUL devices.  CATCH My Breath uses a peer-led teaching approach and meets national and state health education standards. And best of all, it’s FREE!!


Megan Piper, PhDMegan Piper, is an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine and the associate director of research at UW-CTRI. Dr. Piper’s research focuses on understanding and treating tobacco dependence, with an additional interest in different populations of smokers who have more difficulty quitting, such as women and smokers with mental illness.  In 2014, Piper received the Russell-Jarvik Young Investigator Award for her contributions to the field from the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. She serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.


Abby Rose, MA, MSED  Abby Rose is a Program Manager for CATCH Global Foundation, where she is responsible for   the development and dissemination of nutrition education, physical activity, youth vaping   prevention  and health promotion programs. Abby is active in SHAPE America, including serving   on their Physical Activity Council and Early Childhood Advisory Group. Previously, Abby was a   School Wellness Specialist in the Office of Student Health and Wellness of Chicago Public   Schools. Her main areas of focus were Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming (CSPAP) and early childhood wellness. Abby was the founding PE teacher and Director of Health and Wellness at Namaste Charter School, a national model of school wellness as a vehicle for student success on the southwest side of Chicago. She holds a MSED from Northwestern University.

Be sure to register for Part Two of the webinar series: Vaping: CATCH My Breath In Action 
December 11, 2019 11:00-12:00 PM CST