What We Know About Teen Vaping Today ~ THC, CBD, and Nicotine ~ A Tri-Town Collaboration

The Boards of Health of Concord, Bedford and Carlisle, in collaboration with the Center for Parents and Teachers, offer 2 free community programs on teen vaping.

Learn about this vitally important issue so you can hold more effective conversations with teens and pre-teens. The children in your life may not be vaping themselves, but they know others who are. This is a very new behavior, and much is not known. But what is known about the harm being caused is alarming. Users of vape devices can easily become addicted to nicotine. The many chemicals vaped through the devices can cause irreparable harm to their lungs. Talking to teens and pre-teens is vitally important in prevention and cessation.  See actual devices on display.

There will be two opportunities to learn from expert researchers, the first in Concord on October 28, the second in Bedford on December 3. Read more details about these programs, including full background information about our two speakers, at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org

An exhibit of vaping and other delivery devices used by youth will be set up on display at both events. Take a look at what’s currently on the market and the most popular devices for users.

Monday, October 28, 7 to 9 pm
Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord 01742
Dr. A. Eden Evins, founder, and director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

To help with planning for October 28, and to learn more details, please pre-register at https://teenvapingparenteducationon28october2019inconcord.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, December 3, 7 to 9 pm
Bedford Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way, Reed Room, Bedford 01730
Dr. Marisa Silveri, Director of the Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health in the Imaging Center at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

To help with planning for December 3, and to learn more details, please pre-register at
https://parentprogramaboutvaping3dec2019inbedford.eventbrite.com

This project is funded through CHNA15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

 


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