If schools and communities only had to worry about youth smoking now, they would be winning, according to Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement for Truth Initiative. Only about 2.3% of the youth population smoked in 2021 compared to 23% in 2000. Unfortunately, though, right before the pandemic, 27% of youth were vaping, and that fight is ongoing.
Presented by Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative; Rachael Perez, Community Prevention Coordinator, Johnson County Mental Health Center; and Matthew Johnson, Director of Athletics and Activities, Drug-Free Schools Liaison, Olathe Public Schools (KS)
Presented by Kathleen Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication and Education, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and Ashley Roberts, Supervisory Health Communications Specialist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Moderated by Tamara Maze, Senior Health Communications Specialist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Presented by Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative; and Jessie Stone Fox, M.Ed., Sr. Director, K12 Community Engagement, EVERFI