Preventing Youth Vaping (Webinar Series) Part 1 of 2: The Extent and Risk Factors for Youth Vaping (Webinar Recording)

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Part 1: The Extent and Risk Factors for Youth Vaping
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip

June 25, 2020, 1-2 PM EST  |  View all Central East series

This is part one 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 data on the rise and scope of vaping, and how it contrasts with previous tobacco use data. It will also examine the known risk factors that contributed to this rise, such as ease of availability, low perceptions of harm, and lack of environmental strategies to prevent use. The webinar will also discuss the issue and current status of acute lung injuries caused by vaping.


  • Explain the importance of youth vaping as a prevention priority
  • Explore prevalence data on vaping and tobacco product use
  • Discuss known risk factors for vaping use
  • Identify areas where further research is require


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh 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, MS

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.



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