New Survey: Youth Vapers up to 7 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19. Join us for FREE Prevention Education

Young people ages 13-24 who used e-cigarettes were five to seven times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. That’s according to a nationwide survey of nearly 4,400 adolescents and young adults conducted by Stanford University’s School of Medicine.

The study, conducted in May, found that a COVID-19 diagnosis was five times more likely to happen among anyone in that age group that had ever used e-cigarettes. It was seven times more likely in those who had ever used e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes (known as dual users). Read the full article from 10TV News here!

With the dangers of e-cigarettes more pressing than ever, consider joining our Summer Education meeting for free education and prevention training. The 2020 Summer Education Meeting, which was recently converted to an all virtual format, will focus on vaping and lead prevention. Additional details below.

Please register ASAP for this free training. You will leave with resources to use in your work with patients, clients and community members that improve their health outcomes. Register at http://ohioaap.org/education-meetings.

 Teen Vaping Training 

  • Impact of vaping on COVID-19
  • Vaping 101 and myths vs. facts
  • Prevention and supporting healthy habits
  • Teen panel on communication strategies

Lead Screening and Prevention Training 

  • Easy steps for venous and capillary testing for lead exposure
  • Communication techniques and resources to use with families regarding lead dangers and abatement

Please pass this information to your colleagues as we would like to spread this education as far as possible.

 


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