by Sarah Damien
August 30, 2019
As one of the tobacco control premier conference, the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) is the perfect venue to showcase the QuitDoc Foundation’s Vaping 911 Program. Vaping 911 representatives, Sarah Damien and Kristina Zachry, traveled to the conference to present on the programs’ findings and achievements.
Attending the conference is, in a word, motivational. The NCTOH goal is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities. But the result is so much more. The conference inspires all in attendance, putting forth new ideas, insights, and programs into tobacco education, prevention, and intervention. The NCTOH is an important forum for those in the tobacco control community to exchange ideas and renew our commitment to the movement.
One of those new programs and ideas is the Vaping 911 program. Piloted in Marion County through a grant by the Marion County Hospital District, Vaping 911 is an educational series designed to inform youth of the new dangers presented by the tobacco industry in the form of new and innovative products like JUUL, iQOS, Sourin, and other electronic nicotine delivery devices. Tobacco prevention specialists have been searching for a program to address youth’s uniformed perspectives on the “relative harm” and “safety” of these devices. Read More
QuitDoc representatives Sarah Damien (L) and Kristina Zachry (R).