Youth Vaping: What it is, why we are concerned, and what we can do

Thursday, 14th October 2021
1pm-2pm (NZST)
Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

The ASPIRE2025 Research Centre is delighted to welcome Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, from Stanford University, California, USA for this webinar presentation.

Please note registrations close at midnight, Wednesday 13 October.


New vaping products are infiltrating the market, including new disposable e-cigarettes, e-cigarettes shaped like watches and other household products, and even “non-nicotine” vapes. Adolescents and young adults are using these products more often than combustible cigarettes. This presentation will provide detailed information on these new products, including nicotine levels, addiction, and other health effects, as well as marketing of these products. The presentation will also provide information on reasons for adolescent use of these products, including flavours, appeal, marketing, perceived reduced harm, stress, anxiety, depression, and misperceptions. I will also provide evidence-based resources that can be used to help prevent and reduce use of e-cigarettes, as well as advocacy efforts occurring in the US to reduce use.  


Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher is a tenured Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University. She is also the founder and executive director of the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, the Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit, and the Vaping Information, Solutions, and Interventions Toolkit. Dr. Halpern-Felsher is a developmental psychologist with additional training in adolescent and young adult health. She has received many research grants to support her work into understanding and reducing adolescent tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use, and risky sexual behaviour. Findings from her work have informed policy at the local, state, and national level and she has served as a consultant on many community-based adolescent health promotion programs and several national campaigns to understand and reduce adolescent tobacco/e-cigarette use.


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