SXSW EDU 2022

Unvaping America’s Youth & Schools

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Youth tobacco use is at the highest in 20 years. With bathrooms dubbed “JUUL rooms,” schools are the front line of the epidemic. Truth Initiative & Kaiser Permanente developed a curriculum—Vaping: Know the truth—& offering it free to schools through EVERFI. It gives the facts to prevent use & offers free & anonymous text message program This is Quitting. This is Quitting has 350,000+ users and it has increased quit rates by nearly 40% among 18–24-year-olds compared to a control group.


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Takeaways

  1. Attendees will learn about the youth vaping epidemic, including why young people start using e-cigarettes and what resources can help them quit.
  2. Attendees will learn to deploy the curriculum & youth quit vaping program with best practices to address and prevent e-cigarette use in schools.
  3. Attendees will hear from an educator using this curriculum in the classroom, best practices for student engagement & student testimonials.

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Organizer

Meghan Peck, Vice President, EverFi


Meta Information:

  • Tags: online education, health
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: SEL & Wellness
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding


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