Title: Addressing Teen Vaping in Alaska Presentation – 2021 Alaska School Health and Wellness Institute | Recorded: February 24, 2021 | Presenter: Katie Steffens
The 2019 Alaska YRBS results revealed that 1 in 4 of Alaska’s teens use vapes and that nearly half have ever tried them. To help address this issue, we will discuss the health harms of e-cigarettes, how to identify vapes in schools, best practices for tobacco-free school policies, alternative-to-suspension, and cessation programs for students, and how vaping has impacted Alaska’s youth. We will also share new, interactive resources available for schools and parents of teens.
Katie Steffens is a Public Health Specialist for the State of Alaska’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Having work in the tobacco prevention field for the past five years, she specializes in smoke and tobacco-free policy implementation, youth prevention strategies, and e-cigarette education.