Three-Part Webinar Series: An Update on Adolescent Vaping Prevention: Prevalence, Adverse Behavioral Health Effects, and Prevention Practices

vaping webinar

Part 1: Adolescent Vaping: Prevalence, Why, and What?

February 13, 2024


Presented by: Jason Burrow-Sanchez, Ph.D., Professor, Region 8 PTTC Director, University of Utah


The presenter will review current adolescent prevalence for vaping, what they are vaping, and potential reasons why they are vaping. Presentation will also include relevant information on risk/protective factors and adolescent brain development in the context of vaping.


After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current prevalence rates for adolescent vaping

  • Learn what adolescents are currently vaping such as nicotine, cannabis, and popular flavors

  • Identify potential reasons adolescents are vaping based on the research literature


Part 1 Recording & Resources


Part 2: Vaping and Adolescent Behavioral Health: Understanding the Relationship Between the Two

February 27, 2024


Presented by: Dr. Michael Chaiton, , Senior Scientist, Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Institute for Mental Health Policy Research; Director of Research, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit; Associate Professor affiliated with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Institute for Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.


The presenter will explore the evidence behind the relationship between nicotine and behavioral health. Nicotine use is strongly correlated with behavioral health conditions such as depression, among both adults and adolescents. Participants will gain an understanding of the link between vaping and adolescent behavioral health.

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between nicotine (including vaping) and adolescent behavioral health

  • Identify the reasons why individuals with mental health conditions have higher rates of nicotine smoking (nicotine as self-medication, nicotine as cause of mental health issues, or whether there is a social common cause)

  • Understand that quitting nicotine or preventing its initiation can improve mental health in adolescents


Part 2 Recording & Resources


Part 3: Vaping Prevention and Interventions in Schools

March 5, 2024

Presented by: Aaron Fischer, Ph.D., Professor, Region 8 PTTC Evaluator, University of Utah


The presenter will review challenges facing schools as well as provide an overview of existing interventions for schools. The presenter will also provide an overview of current research regarding vaping interventions in school settings.


Part 3 Recording & Resources

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