Communities are at the front line of navigating the rise in youth use of e-cigarettes, which some have termed a “Juul epidemic.” This webinar will address the trends in youth use of Juul and other e-cigarette products, the public health harms of e-cigarette use, and the unique role of schools in addressing the epidemic. Presenters will provide the latest information on how schools are addressing the problem and Public Health Law Center will present the highlights of a model policy for K-12 schools in Minnesota, including the elements necessary for a comprehensive and effective policy and the importance of ensuring youth use is addressed with approaches that effectively alleviate the addictive properties of nicotine in place of strictly punitive measures.
Laura Oliven, Tobacco Control Manager, Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiative, Minnesota Department of Health
Kathe J. Nickleby, Mahtomedi High School Principal
Natasha Phelps, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Rachel Callanan, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center