Winsted, CT – A workshop titled “know the risks. know the resources. kNOw Vape.” will be presented on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Draper Learning Center at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Yale School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dana Cavallo, Ph.D. will be the guest speaker at the workshop. Dr. Cavallo has conducted numerous studies regarding tobacco products with an emphasis on vaping, and will share her experiences as a researcher and clinician working with adolescents and young adults.
“The focus will be on the potential health concerns, including nicotine addiction, flavor toxicity, and respiratory impairment from aerosol exposure,” said Dr. Cavallo. “There will be an opportunity to share ideas about this growing epidemic and develop ways to educate students on the truths about e-cigarettes to discourage initiation and encourage cessation efforts,” she said.
Her discussion will also include the evolution of vaping and what is currently trending, with specifics around innovations with devices, the multitude of flavors, as well as a comparison of electronic devices and the traditional cigarette. Tobacco regulations and how they impact the vaping culture will also be explored.
The workshop is being presented by the NCCC Nursing and Allied Health Division and the Connecticut Office of Rural Health, whose offices are based at NCCC. Funding for the presentation is from a grant awarded by Southern Connecticut State University for tobacco use prevention and control. NCCC is instituting a smoke, vape and tobacco free campus in 2019 and the SCSU funds have been instrumental in providing both cessation and informational services regarding tobacco and vaping use to students and the public.
To register for this free event, go to www.nwcc.edu/events/know-vape/.