NEW GRAPHIC MEDICINE, In the Air, novel-style story helps foster conversations around vaping

NEW PREVENTION TOOL | In the Air, a Graphic Medicine | Download a Preview | Request a Full Version

Publication Date: Apr 13, 2021

In the Air is a graphic medicine built to foster conversations with and among young people around vaping, choices about substance use, and social factors. This graphic novel-styled story of five teens going through high school incorporates behavioral science of substance misuse prevention with the stories, interest, and ideas of members of the Tobacco Free Rhode Island Youth Ambassadors. The novel has questions to help guide the discussion, a strong research base, and roots in risk and protective factors. Preview the first 15 pages. 


In the Air Graphic Medicine Full Version Request Form.

Please use the link above to request a full version; *paper copy or electronic copy (PDF format) to download.


*The New England PTTC is only able to mail paper copies to those working/living in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI). If you’re requesting a copy from outside of HHS Region 1, we're happy to send you an electronic copy (PDF format) to download. Please complete the In the Air, Graphic Medicine Request Form.

Questions? Contact Sarah Johnson, Training Project Coordinator, New England PTTC: [email protected]  


About this resource: This resource was developed to address a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide a tool for substance misuse prevention, specifically for vaping prevention that young people (middle and high school), prevention specialists who work with young people, health/wellness teachers in middle and high school, youth group leaders, and more could use to talk about vaping prevention.