New Practical Theorist Released!
CADCA has launched a new Practical Theorist publication entitled Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Juuling, Other Trends, and Community Prevention. This Practical Theorist is part of a series of publications designed to summarize field research on key drug abuse issues, and to present it in a concise, practical format, with strategies for using the data to mobilize communities and support the mission of coalitions. The publication covers important topics related to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) including:
- Federal Regulations Impacting the sale of ENDS
- Individual and Environmental factors related to ENDS Use
- Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
The debut of the new Practical Theorist follows an Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth, released by U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams in December 2018, in which he declares the rapid increase in use of e-cigarettes by our country’s youth to be an epidemic. This advisory aims to inform parents, educators and other members of the public health community about emerging products and trends, as well as actions they can take to protect their communities. A recording of the press conference announcing the advisory can be found here. The Surgeon General will also be a Keynote Speaker during CADCA’s 2019 National Leadership Forum. Forum will also feature several training sessions on e-cigarettes that align with the Surgeon General’s recommendations on how coalitions can address this public health epidemic.
The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.