Central East Webinar Series: Preventing Youth Vaping
Part 2: Policy Recommendations and Promising Practices for Addressing Youth Vaping
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip
August 6, 2020, 1-2 PM EST | View all Central East series
This is part two of a two-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on preventing youth vaping and related topics.
This webinar will examine potential policy recommendations and promising practices that may help reduce and prevent youth vaping. Due to the recency of the spread of vaping, there has been insufficient time for research to confirm evidence-based programs that can specifically prevent vaping. However, based on knowledge of the risk factors for vaping, as well as of the evidence-based cigarette and tobacco product use prevention programs, several promising practices exist.
- Discuss the current public health response to youth vaping
- Review challenges to youth vaping prevention
- Examine potential policy recommendations to prevent youth vaping
- Identify promising prevention practices to address youth vaping
Josh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing T/TA to numerous organizations. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.