There is a lot of ongoing discussion about the safety or dangers of smoking and vaping. What is often overlooked is a hard fact: nicotine is extremely addictive. Once kids get hooked, the majority will be hooked for life. Laws against smoking and vaping have never been effective – the vast majority of nicotine users start before they are 18. Between the internet and the variety of vaping devices, it is easier than ever to become a habitual user.
VaporLies is a sustainable, inexpensive program connecting fifth graders to young college students and graduate students so that they can hear a message they are already hearing, but in a way that they are more likely to hear. The program recognizes the difficulties in reaching kids at an age when we know they have little understanding of future consequences, and instead attempts to make a lasting impression by connecting them with other young people who are much more their peers.
Click the link below for more information on VaporLies!
UP4Air is developing a comprehensive, connected system to assist people in breaking the habit of nicotine addiction. By learning from all of the shortcomings of past attempts and leveraging all of the tricks we know are helpful, we will provide people with every available boost to maximize their chance of success.
Watch this space for updates.
Tar Wars (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Addiction and Cessation:
ASPIRE “A Smoking Prevention Interaction Experience” from MD Anderson:
Link to the program: https://aspire2.mdanderson.org/