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New Youth Education Programming Announced Focused on Youth Vaping Epidemic

The Byrnes Health Education Center has announced the launch of new health education programming within its Drug Education subject area focusing on the youth vaping epidemic, titled Clear the Air

“The Byrnes Health Education Center continues to respond to the health education needs of the school communities we serve”, states Anne Bahn, President and CEO of the Byrnes Health Education Center, “and vaping has been identified as a critical health education issue.”

From 2012-2015 daily nicotine vaping has seen a 900% growth in use.  Currently, an estimated 5.3 million teens use e-cigarettes.

In response to this important and relevant health topic, Clear the Air provides 60 minutes of preventative health education content targeted to students in grades 6 – 12.  Designed to increase awareness of electronic nicotine delivery systems (E.N.D.S.) and their dangerous link to combustible cigarettes, this program also provides a look at the harmful effects that vaping has on the nervous system, adolescent brain development and the body as a whole.   Not only is this an important health topic for schools and organizations for student education, it also provides a great opportunity for families to use this programming as a starting point for important discussions at home.

For more information or to inquire about booking this program, please contact Jamie Reisinger, VP of Education Services at jreisinger@byrneshec.org or at 717-848-3064, extension 249.

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