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Bonnie Halpern-Felsher - The Vaping Crisis: What Is It Doing To Our Kids?

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Los Altos High School

Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

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Join us as Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, discusses the harmful impacts vaping has on the minds and bodies of adolescents.

Dr. Halpern-Felsher will provide an overview of current tobacco/nicotine products, including vapes, Juuls, and other pod-based systems, which are more commonly used among teens than combustible cigarettes.

Drawing upon on-going research, Dr. Halpern-Felsher will address why adolescents are drawn to using these products, dispel common misperceptions held by both adults and teens, and share effective, evidence-based strategies that parents, caregivers, and teachers, can leverage to help prevent and reduce the use of these addictive products.

The talk will be followed by a panel of local administrators and a mental health professional.

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Dr. Halpern-Felsher, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, is a developmental psychologist whose research has focused on cognitive, psychosocial and environmental factors involved in adolescents’ and young adults’ health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication, and risk behavior.

Dr. Halpern-Felsher’s research and committee work have been instrumental in setting policy at the local, state, and national level; and she contributed to the 2012 Surgeon General Report, "Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth and Young Adults.”

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Audience: Parents, educators, counselors, and students in Grades 4 - 12.
Admission: Free

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Los Altos High School

Eagle Theater

201 Almond Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94022

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