AASA, The School Superintendents Association, supports The American Heart Association (AHA) in its fight against youth e-cigarette use and vaping. AHA has created a toolkit/roadmap to help superintendents and school administrators address this epidemic within their communities. The roadmap includes valuable current resources being used across the country.
This brief toolkit is designed to support your school(s) in holding a solution-focused dialogue with parents and communities. Ensuring that parents and community leaders understand what you and your students are dealing with will provide POWERFUL examples of how this epidemic is disrupting our schools, addicting children and damaging the lives of the young people who have been duped into using these dangerous and deadly products. Additionally, you will find a link to a short video of a national superintendent forum on e-cigarettes and vaping held during this year’s AHA annual conference.
AHA is working aggressively at local, state and federal levels to pass policies that protect youth by banning the sale of all flavored tobacco/e-cigarette products that appeal to kids and raising the age to purchase these products to 21. The call to action is clear; we must engage, educate, and empower our school community to stop this epidemic and regain the decades of progress we have made against teen smoking and nicotine use.
American Heart Association announces sweeping research investment, policy advocacy fund and youth activation campaign demanding “Big Vape” to #QuitLying.
DYK: 1 in 4 high school students are vaping, and the number of teens who vape more than doubled in 2 years. Download the @American_Heart toolkit for more resources. #StopVaping #QuitLyingYouth http://bit.ly/38WWYp2
@American_Heart launched the #StopVaping #QuitLyingYouth Activation Campaign designed to empower youth to stand up against Big Vape and to use peer-to-peer strategies that counter the vaping industry. More information can be found at www.QuitLying.org. http://bit.ly/38WWYp2
The @American_Heart toolkit is designed to support your school(s) in holding a solutions-focused dialogue with parents and communities. #StopVaping #QuitLyingYouth http://bit.ly/38WWYp2
Stand up against Big Vape! School-Based Community Dialogues should be designed to bring parents, educators, school boards, youth and other regional and local leaders together to raise awareness about nicotine addiction and the smoking and vaping crisis to identify synergistic partnerships and proven solutions that will help combat the issue. http://bit.ly/38WWYp2
Are You Addressing Youth E-Cigarette Use and Vaping in Schools? Provide tools and resources for your stakeholders. Receive support from local partners and the American Heart Association and other local partners. http://bit.ly/38WWYp2
The new toolkit is developed to support your school(s) in holding a solutions-focused dialogue with parents and communities, ensuring that everyone understands what you and your students are dealing with and providing POWERFUL examples of how this epidemic is disrupting our schools, addicting children and damaging the lives of the young people who have been duped into using these dangerous and deadly products.
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