If you're ready to learn more about the dangers of vaping - and, also, hammer home those dangers to your middle schoolers and high schoolers - Poe Center for Health Education has a couple of events coming up.
On Aug. 15, the center near downtown Raleigh will host two sessions - one for adults and another for middle schoolers and high schoolers - about e-cigarettes.
The sessions are each from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The adults only session will address the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth, according to a description. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and effects of e-cigarettes as we cover the latest research. They will also take a look at the risk factors for use, and the protective factors that help prevent use. A discussion on resources and strategies for increasing protective factors with our youth will leave attendees with tools for the next steps.
The youth session will address similar topics. Participants will learn about the addictive nature of nicotine and how addiction impacts the brain, according to the description. They also will address risk factors for addictive behaviors, substance addiction warning signs, and the signs of a nicotine medical emergency.