The Nicotine Epidemic: A Growing Problem Nicotine addiction is a Pediatric Disease. Most people don’t think of it this way, because people tend to die from nicotine-related illnesses as adults. However, 85% of new tobacco users start between the ages of 12 and 17… well before the legal age.
Nicotine is THE gateway drug. It leads to the use of other substances, including alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, and other illegal drugs. If you are dealing with vaping or tobacco-use issues with teens, then confront it head on. Taking a strong stand on all forms of substance use helps prevent teens from escalating their drug use. Vaping 911 participants will:
Learn how Tobacco & E-cigarette Companies market to and manipulate youth;
See how toxic chemicals in e-cigs and tobacco affect their developing brains;
Connect with the resources they need to help them stay quit for life!
TIPS 2 Quit: Student Addiction Treatment Vaping 911 has its own youth cessation support service: TIPS 2 Quit! Youth users ages 11-17 years can receive a 5 session (or longer) support group to help them quit e-cigarettes, tobacco, and/or other drug use.
A Confidential, Safe Space for Peers to Support Quitting
Youth Learn Stress Management Techniques
Give Youth Tools to Support Peer Leadership
Benefits Overview Vaping 911 aligns with Florida State Standards for Health Education and Physical Education, and The National Health Education Standards HECAT: Module T, Tobacco-Use Prevention Curriculum. Clink here for more information on HECAT.
Tobacco Citation Program The 2018 Florida State Statute 569.11 (1) states it is unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to knowingly possess any tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes.
569.11 (1)(a) Any youth under their first violation must give 16 hours of community service OR pay a $25 fine. In addition, the person must attend a school approved anti-tobacco program such as Vaping 911.
Possession of tobacco products by youth under 18 is considered a noncriminal violation. Punishment, however, does the youth no good in overcoming their addiction to tobacco.