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Put An End To ENDS – Youth Vaping And How Coalitions Can Fight Back
Using Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), commonly referred to as vaping, is an emerging trend among youth across the country, and community coalitions are working hard to address it. National data suggests that youth past 30-day use of nicotine delivered via vaping devices roughly doubled from 2017 to 2018. Anecdotal evidence shows that youth also vape other substances, including marijuana and synthetic drugs. Data from the 2018 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program National Evaluation revealed that at least one in three DFC grant recipients are concerned about youth vaping and are working to combat it in their communities. This session will provide an overview of the strategies in which DFC grant recipients are engaging around vaping prevention, including collecting data on attitudes and use, engaging youth, and building capacity within the community to shed light on this new trend. During this session, there will be an opportunity for participants to share ideas on how to address vaping in their local communities and to discuss emerging findings on the impacts of vaping on youth.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1) Understand the strategies and activities that DFC coalitions implement in order to combat vaping in their communities.
2) Understand the ways in which coalitions can work to address vaping in their local communities.