The Power of Peer Learning to Combat E-Cigarette Use

By Alison Oswald-Keene, Middle School Science Teacher at Deer Valley Unified School District #97 in Arizona

From social media to (virtual) sports fields and remote classrooms, kids always find a way to be with their peers. Peers have an impact in every area of life, which can be a good tool for education. Research shows that peer-assisted programs, particularly on sensitive topics like drugs and alcohol, are more effective than teacher-facilitated programs. There are four reasons for this:

Supporting Families With No-Cost Tools to Help Teens Be Vape Free


The Food and Drug Administration reports that 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes. That’s 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%).

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New 'Be Vape Free' Initiative to Tackle Youth Vaping Epidemic Through Schools

Initiative leverages evidence-based CATCH My Breath program to empower educators to promote healthy choices among youth
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SILVER SPRINGS, Md., December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - This week Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K – 12 classrooms nationwide, in partnership with CATCH Global Foundation, a public charity dedicated to the development and dissemination of evidence-based health programs, and the CVS Hea

CVS Health Applauds FDA's Announcement to Restrict Flavored Tobacco Products

Press Release

WOONSOCKET, R.I., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation's first and only national pharmacy chain to have eliminated the sale of tobacco products from its retail stores, has announced its support for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's plans to restrict access to flavored tobacco and e-cigarette products in the retail setting and impose stricter age-verification requirements for online sales. In addition to eliminating the sale of tobacco products in 2014, CVS Health has never sold e-cigarettes or vaping devices in any of its CVS Pharmacy locations.

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