Episode 59

Published on:

2nd Jun 2021

Youth Vaping - What the Schools See

This will be the last podcast episode before summer begins. But don't worry - Jodi Salvo and the ADC will be back in the fall before the new school year begins! But on this episode, substitute host Autumn Poland is joined by Diana Smith, Susan Monticelli and Michele Henry to discuss the increase in vaping in our schools.

Autumn is a health educator at the Tuscarawas County Health Department and the co-chair for the Vaping Task Force within the Anti-Drug Coalition. Diana is from OhioGuidestone and is also a member of the ADC. Susan is a school counselor at Claymont Middle School, and Michele is the assistant principal at Claymont Middle School.

The Anti-Drug Coalition recently gave "Catch My Breath" presentations at Claymont Middle School. The Catch My Breath program is the only evidence-based program that deals with vaping. Claymont was the first school to incorporate the program to help combat the drastic rise in vaping among school-aged children.

The increase in vaping is a nationwide problem for schools, teachers and parents for many reasons. Listen as the professionals from Claymont explain why vaping is difficult to find. Vaping devices come in countless colors, shapes, and sizes, and many are made to look like common, everyday items like flash drives. The devices are easily concealable, making it challenging for adults to catch the devices on kids. Vaping products are made like candy for kids, available in all kinds of different flavors. Kids think vaping is harmless compared to smoking, but research shows that is not true whatsoever.

This is a conversation that all parents need to hear. Even if your child is not vaping, they could be selling vaping products to other kids. It's important for parents and adults to be current with the trends and understand how students are buying, selling, and using these devices.

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Empower Tusc
Empowering Tuscarawas County through education, awareness, and prevention.
Join us each episode with your host, Empower Tusc Coordinator Jodi Salvo, as we deliver current information to help educate and raise awareness about substance use and mental health in our community. Jodi brings information from all over Tuscarawas and surrounding counties, including resources from local school districts, law enforcement, treatment agencies, political offices, state representatives, and more. You'll enjoy these casual conversations among people working together to increase prevention in our community.

The Anti-Drug Coalition is part of the Get Level Podcast Network, bringing agencies and organizations together to reach listeners in Tuscarawas County.

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Get Level Podcast Network

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Get Level Podcast Network is a podcast production studio based in Dover, Ohio. Our initial focus is providing one single location for all the community-improvement resources in Tuscarawas County. If we can impact our county, hopefully our messages will spread to the surrounding communities. We'll change our region one step at a time.