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#NHEW 2018: It's Up to Us to Advocate for Comprehensive School Health: Emerging Trends in School Health

Meeting Description:

SOPHE supports health educators and other professions by providing contemporary resources and information on topics related to school health.

An emerging trend is the use of tobacco flavored products, electronic cigarettes/vaping. Preventing tobacco use among youth is critical to ending the tobacco epidemic in the United States. Tobacco use is started and established primarily during adolescence. Each day in the United States, more than 3,200 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers. Flavorings in tobacco products can make them more appealing to youth. 

Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SOPHE Education
 Presenter Information
Kate Donaldson, MPH, CHESĀ®
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Kate Donaldson, MPH, CHES, ® has spent the last two years working alongside Truth Initiative in both local and national tobacco prevention and control efforts. Completing Truth Initiative’s (TI) Youth Activism Fellowship, Kate traveled across the U.S. spreading truth messaging in target communities (African American, LGBTQ, rural white and Hispanic). Kate also served as a Fellowship Mentor and on Truth Initiative’s CAYE (Community and Youth Engagement) Training Team working to engage youth in education and advocacy around tobacco in popular culture, tobacco-free environments, and flavors/menthol. Having worked at a 10-county local health department in rural West Michigan for nearly four years, Kate learned firsthand the impact tobacco has on underserved communities and tobacco as a social justice issue.