Approximately 13 of every 100 middle school students and 31 of every 100 high school students report current use of nicotine products, including e-cigarettes. The number of middle and high school students vaping more than doubled from 2017 to 2018, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to say that this new behavior is an ‘epidemic.’ (https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/smoking-facts/tobacco-use-among-children
INDEPTH (Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health), developed by the American Lung Association, is an interactive program that teaches teens ages 14-18 about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and making the change to be free of all nicotine products. INDEPTH is a forward-thinking alternative to suspension or citation for tobacco and e-cigarette use.
The 4-hour program is free of charge for Northern Michigan students/youth who have demonstrated high risk behavior related to nicotine products and is facilitated by a certified instructor. Registration can be completed at https://www.upnorthprevention.org/
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Up North Prevention at email@example.com