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Teen Vaping Epidemic: Tools and Strategies to Use in Your Classroom
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lauren Pingul, K-12 Product Marketing Specialist, EVERFI; and Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative
Moderated by Peter Kelpin, Director, K-12 Programs, EVERFI
The recording will be posted on this page after the live session. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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Youth e-cigarette use remains at epidemic levels in the United States. New data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey show that one in five high school students (19.6%) and one in 20 middle school students (4.7%)—that’s nearly 3.6 million young people—reported using e-cigarettes. The scale of the problem is clear, and the science of addiction points to it getting worse, not better.
Join EVERFI Resource Specialist, Lauren Pingul, as well as guest Amy Taylor from the Truth Initiative for a special release edWebinar on the topic of teen vaping. Educators will leave this session armed with actionable strategies to create opportunities for classroom conversations about the dangers of vaping and the addictive powers of nicotine. Attendees will also gain free access to Vaping: Know the truth, a prevention-forward digital learning experience that gives today’s students core knowledge around the dangers associated with using e-cigarettes and offers resources to help young people quit if they already vape.
This edWebinar will be of interest to high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Lauren Pingul has been in education for the past ten years, as both a teacher and administrator. She now works as a resource specialist for EVERFI in Illinois, where she helps districts, schools and teachers implement no-cost digital resources in their classrooms. Lauren used EVERFI’s resources in her own classroom in New Orleans, and now gets to help students across North America gain access to engaging content around diversity, equity and inclusion, digital wellness, STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning and financial literacy.
Amy Taylor leads the community and youth engagement team at Truth Initiative and has more than two decades of experience in public health advocacy and education, with a background leading successful advocacy campaigns by engaging and mobilizing advocates and building coalitions. Her experience and leadership in movement building are expanding the reach of Truth Initiative’s youth leadership and community programs and her success working with nontraditional partners is fostering change in communities most impacted by tobacco use.
Prior to joining Truth Initiative, Amy spent more than a decade in leadership roles at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, most recently as the chief external affairs officer. Over the course of her tenure, she helped build PPFA’s advocacy program into the powerhouse it is today, built strong relationships with key influencers and stakeholders to generate support and partnerships for the organization, provided strategic expertise and guidance to local chapters in how to effectively run political and advocacy campaigns, and was a key leader in building a movement of more than 10,000,000 supporters. Amy previously worked with political and public affairs consulting firms with a focus on legislative affairs and government relations, and as a researcher with the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics.
About the Moderator
In his current role, Peter Kelpin works with school districts and departments of education across the Southeast to develop strategic plans for the adoption and implementation of EVERFI resources. He is a former seventh-grade special education teacher and is passionate about supporting educators as they incorporate digital learning into their classrooms.
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