During their fall meetings, the DESA had several discussions regarding vaping in our schools and the need for additional information and resources to support the efforts currently taking place. They have created the following document with some resources that might be helpful to you.
ENDS – Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
Act 580 of 2019 – Includes a change in legal age (now 21) for purchase of tobacco products in Arkansas - http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2019/2019R/Acts/Act580.pdf
Kansas Vape-Free Schools Toolkit – Arkansas version coming
Resources from the Arkansas Department of Health – Vaping Related
Centers for Disease Control – Data and Resources
M.D. Anderson – ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience)
Arkansas Project Prevent
Create a 30-second video, which includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Living tobacco-free and encouraging others to do the same.
- Educating others about the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine, including e-cigarettes.
Deadline December 15, 2019
Truth Initiative – Inspiring Tobacco Free Lives
Inside Vaping video by Benji Jones https://www.businessinsider.com/vaping-how-bad-are-vapes-e-cigarettes-health-issues-deaths-2019-9?jwsource=cl
Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents
The Arkansas Opidemic
Arkansas Take Back
Arkansas Take Back Naloxone
Centers for Disease Control – Healthy Youth Resources
Arkansas School Nurses Provided Naxolone
Act 1222 of 2015 – "Good Samaritan" law